These three aspects seem to be so well delimited that it’s hard to believe they co-exist inside of us all the time. Even though yesterday seems to be over and that tomorrow is yet to come, we do think and behave now based on yesterday and tomorrow.
Wanna hear how this got into my mind now? No? I don’t care, I’ll tell you anyways. Yesterday me and my wife went to a store to buy Christmas stuff (for decorating our home and also some gifts). Surprisingly, we got hungry at some point. We went to a restaurant and we ordered a plate for Vikings (that’s the definition from the menu) and we are no Vikings. After a hour of fighting with the food, some of it had beaten us and we couldn’t eat it (I know! We’re horrible human beings for wasting food, but it was just a small piece!). When I woke up this morning, I was hungry and guess what? I thought about the food we haven’t eaten yesterday and I regretted it. So basically, I regretted today the food I wasn’t able to eat yesterday, and all of this because of my present hunger.
It seems that time, even though it is separated by… time, co-exists in any given moment in all individuals. They have an influence over us, our thoughts, our feelings and our behavior just because sometimes we cannot perceive the limit.
When was the last time you realized how your past and your future influences your behavior?