Saturday, June 17, 2006

Glasses

Here's the trouble. Here we are, right now, and we can only think from where we are now. We can think back to the past, and forward to the future, but we can only think from here. We cant step back to 5 years ago and think forward to the future. Nope, we're stuck thinking from this frame of reference.

So, let's say that hypothetically I needed to make a choice about what to do next saturday. Here I am, tired, my feet hurt, and I don't want to go outside ever again. I know that tomorrow that'll change, but I can't think from tomorrow, I'm thinking from right now.

So I'm wearing today's glasses. Some days they're happy go lucky glasses, and other days they're not. That's trouble. Cause we make decisions that have an impact for a very long period of time, based on how we feel today. Today's glasses could mess me up, I tell you what.

3 comments:

Court said...

Hmm...that's a cool way to think of it. I like it. Totally true.

Fridgecrisis said...

Mood glasses... I likey. I feel like that too, it totally sucks when you decide something when you're in a bad mood that wrecks stuff later on. I guess that's where getting to know yourself comes in handy, you know? You can be like, "Yeah, that sounds like something Happy Me would want to do later." It's almost like different moods are complete different people, only in the same body. Creepy, almost.

Anonymous said...

Wow! I was going to say exactly what Courtney said! This was an interesting post!