jump to navigation

Personal development: The day-tight compartment paradox September 30, 2018

Posted by Dennis Mellersh in Concept of personal development.
Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Sooner or later in our lives we will all likely come to the logical and stark realization that we no longer have time to realize all that we wanted to in life; we can’t do all the creative work we dreamed of doing; can’t read all the books we would like to; listen to all the music we would like to – we see the stop-sign.

For many of us, this can be an unpleasant discovery and a body-blow to our emotional, future-focused optimism.

All those things we have been postponing doing for future action are not going to get done.

But for those people who have, throughout their lives, practiced living life in day-tight compartments, the time limits on their lives does not present itself as a new revelation, and therefore not a shock.

By living one day at a time and getting the maximum they can out of every day, they have not exchanged a full life now for possible future enjoyment.

A paradoxical adjunct to the concept of benefiting from delayed gratification.

Dennis Mellersh