Stealing Happiness From The Future
In this episode, we are introduced to “Future Tim.” This is a construct used to push concerns off into the future. Granted, this also can be used to kick problems down the road. We discuss using intelligence and experience to determine when we have to face problems and when we can take a break. Unfortunately, reality has a tendency to impose itself on our thoughts, but a sort of focused daydreaming can help us soften the blow. On the other hand, we can also steal pain from the future. The discussion also covers avoiding that since we all would rather not suffer more than we must.
This is not quite adding to our blessings. Instead, it is a way to increase the enjoyment of the blessings we have, while reducing stress. Better yet, when we steal happiness from the future we might even be creating a happiness that never truly occurs. This emotional sleight-of-hand trick is easy to learn and an excellent way to reduce stress.
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