Discounting Our Future
“We put our future up for sale when immediate satisfaction comes at the cost of our future happiness."
- James K. McPartland
There seems to always be two of us. One of us that is living in the now, the other is our future self. Often that future self is our idealized version that "one day" we will be more fit, a better friend, have more money in the bank, be traveling the world, and will have achieved a high degree of success and notoriety. We know that we can always start working on that ideal self - tomorrow. When we free ourselves from the false promise of reward, we often find that the thing we were seeking happiness from was the main source of our misery.