Winston Churchill once observed, “It is a mistake to look too far ahead because the chain of adversity can be grasped only one link at a time.” Churchill, while acknowledging the necessity of planning ahead, also realized the folly of becoming too absorbed in the future. Although planning for the future needs to occupy the forefront of our minds, emphasizing the future too much causes us to neglect the importance of the present, allowing our lives to simply pass us by in our quest to achieve some future goal.
We may never predict what storms lies ahead but right now, we can check the weather ourselves. We might be wanderers to our own body, mind, and soul, but we are also the captain of it. We will never see the rainbows that are shining above the highest mountain if we are looking back. We should turn the other way and to not let ourselves lose sight of what really is important--living. We may feel like crestfallen now, but time will inevitably come, and we would grab our own GPSs and navigate our way through life. If we keep looking on the dark side, we would never see the light. Like they always say, what you see is what you
I partially agree with Pangloss’s statement because we never know what the future holds for us and we can never predict our fate therefor what happens to you today (now) or what you have is the best you can get or have in your live. For example, considering
It is fair to say, “the human psyche naturally rebels against the idea of its end” (Scranton) because they fear what the end will look like. If one were to look into the future, it will only increase the anxiety one wishes to rid of. Once there is an increase of anxiety, death will always be feared. Death will become to look more malicious if someone were to reminisce about the past. A person should neither look to the future nor the past because hopes for the future and memories of the past will blindside them from the present. This is depressing and prevents people from enjoying the
Characters in The Odyssey and The Lord of the Flies confirm this in that their denial of the upcoming potential happenings are masked by their deep feelings for friends and family, thus enhancing present relationships. The future is always hurtling toward us, but that doesn’t mean we have to assess the damage right away. Sometimes the only thing one can really focus on is the present because that's all they are ever in. But truly, we just cannot handle the
The motto I like to live up to is; Things happen, and that’s life. Knowing this I never really have a solid idea of my future. Of course I like to imagine my future and what college I would go to, or what my apartment would look like, or even who I might end up with. But one tiny thing could change a big aspect of life, and I’m okay with that. You definity control your life and future even if you aren’t aware of your actions affecting it.
The every-day struggle of trying to find your path in life can consume the mind into an over-focus on the ever-present “now.” This persistent focus on living for today can often skew one’s perspective on future concerns, such as saving and investing for the future, not only for retirement, but for end-of-life care. It’s always more psychologically soothing to think that you won’t need to plan that for many more years. Often this planning
All sports require time and dedication to a certain extent. Dance has been my passion and weekend activity since I was three and became a very serious thing from seven to around twelve. I danced at a studio until I entered middle school at K.O. Knudson and dance was my major. I left K.O. and moved to Summerlin where I now attend Palo Verde. I received dance as my elective, being weary about the class considering I was also recovering from a back injury even during my time at K.O. and on top of that knowing I was loosing all of my skill from being absent forever and a day.
“You have SVT” said the nurse across the room. A month earlier, at a track meet, I breathed heavily, staggering to the long jump pit. Maybe the familiar bass drum in my chest was nerves? The nurse tapped her pin. Sitting in a little room at the Heart Center of Nationwide Children's Hospital I was lost. Questions flooded my mind. I blankly stared at the nurse staring back at me. “Ultimately you have three options,” the nurse nodded with a half smile, “one of these options, we don’t offer often: a cure.”
My mom was calling me to her room where we kept the main computer. She was planning on a return trip to Boston, Massachusetts and visit the place that saved my life. As we walked past the apartment we stayed at for 6 weeks memories started rushing in. my first recollections were the times I spent in the 1 room of the complex not coming out of my room not even to eat, these were the darkest times of my life.
Spending the past 18 years in the military has expanded my photo album and memory book. I was afforded the opportunity to visit foreign countries, be exposed to new cultural foods and meeting lifelong friends; however, they do not hold up to the one life experience during this time I hold dear to my heart. The forever grateful experience is raising my nephew… my son, Nicholas. Nicholas was nine years of age when he made the move to my first duty station in Layton, Utah. I was only 19. Nick is now 22 and is a graduate of Logan State University, Logan, Utah. He received dual degrees in Finance and Economics in 2013 in only three years! He is the driving force behind my goal to graduate from Colorado Christian University. He has a rough start
I found this week’s reading in the course text on custom fitting shotguns to be quite interesting because I’ve almost always had a shotgun in my home, but I’ve never done any work to customize the scatter guns I’ve owned… I think That’ll be changing pretty soon. Prior to getting into shotguns in this course I never had an idea as to how some custom work could enhance the performance of a shotgun. I knew there was a ton of work that could be done, but because I was never really into wing shooting or whatnot I never saw how it might help me out.
In my earlier days when i had first joined my club Nationals, i used to try and make sure that everything i did didn’t end up in failure. From my passes, shots, freekicks to even throw-ins, i used to be so scared that i would mess up that I actually did mess up every time because i would let overthinking get the best of me. As months went on, I began to think that i wasn’t good enough to pursue my dreams of working to be a professional soccer player.