Imperfect Living in the Past Present and Future

The Dalai Lama found the most surprising thing about people is that we work to make money and in doing so we damage our health; we then use the money we have made to try to recover our health which we damaged by working. He draws the conclusion that we do not live in the present.

I am not sure that the Dalai Lama is right; we do live in the present but have to plan for the future and although we might live as though we will never die, we all know that we will die.

This is not surprising, but simply a dilemma. We cannot dwell in the past, because the past does not provide a proper perspective of what happens now; living in the past is like losing sight in one eye, as the old Russian proverb says. But living in ways which ignore the past, as the proverb continues, is like losing sight in both eyes.

So we must live in the present and in the future, understanding the past as part of our experience of living. That way we should maintain our sight in both eyes, whether they are myopic or otherwise imperfect.

4 Responses

  1. A tad conspiritable don’t you think, its not a future that we fear, but a past we are already living in, those that steer society don’t give a dam.

    What is real is that we have just had the coldest May since 1979, so where’s the warming gone Rob.

    Co2 now sees of the warming propper, according to NASA.

    No wonder, Chandler took a wobler all those years ago.

    • Global warming is not based in English summer weather; I wish it was. The heat has gone to the Arctic and Antarctic.

  2. Here is another clue to the big lie about AGW.

    It is far easier to cool hot water down by adding cold water to it, than it is to heat cold water by adding heat to it.

    Look up a film called the, Svensmark Cloud Mystery.

    Please stop using non sciences and ex post facto justifications for protecting non scientists jobs.

    I know, it’s rather complicated.

    • It is easier to heat water with super heated steam than to cool hot water with an ice cube. Simple thermodynamics.

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