Do you live in yesterday, to day,or tomorrow?

Yesterday,today and tomorrow. - Which is your favorite medium to dwell in?
By Bala
@balasri (26577)
India
October 4, 2008 12:12pm CST
Dwelling in the past,cherishing the present or dreaming the future?
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32 responses
@I_LUV_U (2503)
• India
7 Oct 08
I think I sway between the present and the future. Afterall, it is the present that makes the future and for my present to lead to the future I intend, I should have a vivid idea of where my present and my future lie - so that I could link the two in due course. From time to time, I do look back at my past to record and oversee my progress - but no, I don't dwell on my past.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
7 Oct 08
Thanks for adding a fourth dimension to my discussion.Between present future.I_LUV_U
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
7 Oct 08
Well in the past I was always a dreamer and spent all my time dreaming of a colourful future.But now I have become more practical and use the lessons from the past for a better tomorrow.I am drawing from one such dream from the past and am waving a white handherchief at you ,with olive green embroidery.I hope you can see and recognise it.Will you be my friend? I am rose.
@balasri (26577)
• India
8 Oct 08
This is one of pleasant surprised of recent times or me.I am delighted to see the white handherchief at you,with olive green embroidery.I also liked the words that you use the lesson from the past for a better tomorrow.Doesn't it apply to all of us my friend?
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@apsara60 (6613)
• Israel
12 Oct 08
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@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
12 Oct 08
Yes I agree with you cent percent Bala...But what is Aps doing hanging around?she is making me self conscious......
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
10 Oct 08
You know what, I keep saying 'live for today', 'live for the moment' and stuffs like that. But practically even when I have tried my best its but hard. How can you just shut off yourself from your past and future! I would rather live today, materialising on the lessons that I have learned from mistakes and planning a little bit for the future. That makes it complete for me. Living for today doesn't have to be at the cost of foregoing the past and not understanding the presense of the future. After all tomorrow is just an awaiting today. Happy living.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
10 Oct 08
Yes.And to day is the yesterday of to morrow.
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@mimpi1911 (25455)
• India
15 Oct 08
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@kean28 (226)
• Philippines
7 Oct 08
i do think that i am living in yesterday still...i make my choices upon what happened in every day in my life...i live my life according to what is yesterday...
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@balasri (26577)
• India
8 Oct 08
Does that mean that you live in today taking cues from yesterday?
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@Daffodil20 (1754)
• India
7 Oct 08
I try living in the present but love holding on to past too. My past has a few prescious family members whom I have lost and I love going to my past to connect with them again.It gives me happiness and warmth.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
7 Oct 08
I can understand that Daffodil.
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
5 Oct 08
Burying the past, getting the best of the present and laying the path for the future. Makes any sense ?
@balasri (26577)
• India
6 Oct 08
That is what you call sense and nothing but sense.
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@wolfie34 (26881)
• United Kingdom
4 Oct 08
I have had enough, I have packed my bags and left yesterday, it's no good, it's pointless and it was just an empty place to be, I couldn't move on until I left my life in past. It's time to move on, it's just a shame other people can't let me move on and won't let me go! Getting an email from my ex yesterday didn't help it's been a year, why can't my ex forget me? Move on, like I am doing! I cannot change the past and I never want to go back to my past, today is all that matters, in this precarious world the future isn't worth thinking about either, live for today, we never know how many tomorrows we have left!
@balasri (26577)
• India
4 Oct 08
I love that.Live for today.
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@missybear (11396)
• United States
4 Oct 08
I always dwell on the past and I know it's stupid cause i can't change it.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
4 Oct 08
We cannot completely extricate ourselves from the past.
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@Mirita (2668)
• United States
4 Oct 08
I try to concentrate on the present because there is nothing that I can do about the past and the future is unpredictable. Usually if we make good choices in the present, our future can be wonderful.
@balasri (26577)
• India
4 Oct 08
Yes rightly said.Today is the yesterday of tomorrow.
@tryxiness (4549)
• Philippines
4 Oct 08
I live in the present (in the now) and I try to savor each moment.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
4 Oct 08
The world loves and supports the ones like you.
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@INGA832 (1114)
• Russian Federation
4 Oct 08
I live in the present, never turn back to my past and try to think about my future.
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@SViswan (12095)
• India
6 Oct 08
I live in the today....but sometimes I do look back to learn more about myself and make my today more productive....and sometimes I dream about the future to plan my today. But more often than not, I live in the today and not think about the past or present too much.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
7 Oct 08
I know that you are a very practical woman who knows what you are doing and what makes you happy.All the best of the present and future to you.
@SViswan (12095)
• India
7 Oct 08
lol..thanks. Very diplomatic on your part, eh?
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@balasri (26577)
• India
10 Oct 08
Do you mean to say clever ,foxy or anything like that?
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
5 Oct 08
All 3. I have a good memory. I remember many things from my childhood and teenage days. Those were really happy times and I tend to reminisce. I cherish my Present as I have the ability Now to create a Future that I've always dreamed about.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
6 Oct 08
You get the BR for the simple and petite response Poohgal.
@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
6 Oct 08
Thanks Bala.
@honeyyan (23)
• China
27 Nov 09
Generally speaking ,I tend to live in today ,for I think the present moment is the most valueable time we should cherish . We can't retrieve yesterday ,as well as predict tomorrow ,what we can do is to change today .
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@balasri (26577)
• India
27 Nov 09
Absolutely.You just cannot do about yesterday and tomorrow.They are just mirages.One is gone and other is forming.The absolute reality is now.Now is the time where the happening is.So let us celebrate this precious moment which is the absolute reality.
• Malaysia
27 Nov 09
Hi, Balasri! Sometimes I think I can bring back myself to yesterday, just to learn from the past and see what I have done, but I am living in the present that is also almost in the future. I am not worried about the future, but I guess it's always best to prepare and plan ahead. What do you think? So, which one are you??
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@balasri (26577)
• India
27 Nov 09
The response to my own discussion is I am living in the present.I am able to do so as I have learned my follies of the past and I have made all the arrangements of my future to the maximum.So I do not have to miss the present moments of glories and happiness.This very moment is the one I was dreaming of yesterday and will become history tomorrow.
• Canada
27 Nov 09
I love today, I learn from yesterday, and I plan for tomorrow.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
27 Nov 09
Live in?
@dandan07 (1908)
• China
6 Oct 08
It is said that young people dream the future, adults cherish the present while the old people dwell in the past. I spend more time on planning for the future, and try my best on the present work. So I think I am on the way to become an adult from a young people. I do not want to think more about my past life, it will not bring me more good feelings.
@balasri (26577)
• India
28 Oct 08
I like the first part of your discussion.You get the BR for attributing the past,present and future to the right people.
@byetals (66)
• China
6 Oct 08
I think I live in the future.I always think about the things that will never happen now.I know it is not good .But don't you think it is exciting to think about the future ,there are many possibles.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
7 Oct 08
Right .Excellent possibilities.Got to live in the present and scheme for the future.We will live the future when we come to it.
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
6 Oct 08
All of the above. there are some things of yesterday that is hard to put behind us and forget., like the passing of a loved one. I have to live for today because it is already here. I plan for tomorrow though because we have to make plans for our future.
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@balasri (26577)
• India
7 Oct 08
All the best to you wherever you live.
@worldwise1 (14890)
• United States
5 Oct 08
I like to think, balasri, that I have a perfect balance of all three options. It is vital to us that we remember the past because that is our heritage. Living in the present goes without saying if you want to get by in this world. I dream of a better future for my grandchildren and great-grandchildren because they will inherit the problems and societal ills that have been forced upon them.
@balasri (26577)
• India
7 Oct 08
Does make it to live in the future dear?