Friday, April 20, 2012

#689 Anticipation: radiance or calamity?

There is one thing which gives radiance to everything. It is the idea of something around the corner. ~ G. K. Chesterton

A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation; therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone, regardless of the past or future. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

- How much do you enjoy looking forward to something?
- Has Goldsmith overstated his desire to focus on the present?
-What benefits/drawbacks might result if we direct our thoughts only on the present?