I cringe whenever my peers claim they’re “getting old.” Of course years pass and we physically age, but a lot of what they are claiming is more about mindset than time.
When acting out the drama of your life, sometimes you have to improvise until the story gets back on track.
Daisaku Ikeda wrote, “Despair is the refuge of fools,” goes the saying. As long as you hold on tightly to hope, as long as you take earnest actions to fight, you can be sure that spring will come again. A Russian proverb says, “There is no winter in the kingdom of hope.”
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being excited about the future, no matter whether future means five years or five minutes. But being too caught up in future happiness – or past, for that matter – makes you miss opportunities for joy and growth in the current moment.