Saturday, January 9, 2010

Lived for the future

"Did you know that for pretty much the entire history of the human species, the average life span was less than thirty years? You could count on ten years or so of real adulthood, right? There was no planning for retirement, There was no planning for a career. There was no planning. No time for planning. No time for a future. But then the life spans started getting longer, and people started having more and more future. And now life has become the future. Every moment of your life is lived for the future—you go to high school so you can go to college so you can get a good job so you can get a nice house so you can afford to send your kids to college so they can get a good job so they can get a nice house so they can afford to send their kids to college."
excerpt from the novel Paper Towns by John Green

5 comments:

  1. Yes, she is amazing! I just discovered her & I am totally in love!
    Thank you for your sweet words, dear!

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  2. Absolutely true. The secret of a happy life is to cut off the past and future; to live enirely in the present.

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  3. true yet I don't know whether we should stop it, or should pay effort to stop it, or whether it is wise at all to stop it. And how?:)

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  4. True, you live your life for the future, so your future can live its life for its future and so forth and so forth!
    I have read that book! It was pretty good.
    -kinsey

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