Tuesday, December 12, 2006


If you haven't noticed I have a tendancy to overthink even casual remarks and look for deeper meaning and philosophies. Such an event happened today. As I was leaving the building to go to lunch a co-worker commented, "Is it Friday yet?" I resonded truthfully by saying, "I sure hope not. I've got far too much to do before Friday." I realize that this was just hallway conversation however I was struck by the image of somebody always looking for tomorrow in hopes that it would be better than today. Without going into a whole "Carpe Diem" diatribe I just think we need to find things to be happy about today. Find a reason to make everyday as important as Friday. perhaps I'm just overthinking this. Maybe.


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  2. Most of the people who think their happiness is dependent on some future event will never be happy. It really doesn't matter what the future event is. Take your example, once Friday has arrived, the people that are always looking to the future for happiness, have moved past Friday, and are looking ahead to Saturday, or thinking "If I only had more friends" or any number of other things, instead of savoring the moment.

    There's a psychological term for this type of thinking, but I can't for the life of me remember what it is. I'll have to look it up, but it is common in people who suffer from depression.