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January 24th, 2007

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11:17 am - imism
(i think like once a year i post this as if it's a fresh revelation, but shut up.) i am a short-term pessimist and a long-term optimist. i expect today to fail utterly and be miserable, but a month from now i expect life to be bliss. i don't know why this is, and generally i am wrong on both counts. but it's how i see the world.

here is a quote from stumbling on happiness by daniel gilbert. "we treat our future selves as though they were our children, spending most of [...] our days constructing tomorrows that we hope will make them happy."

ps: shut up a month from now is totally long-term

pps: i am meeting people now who don't use livejournal, and i don't know what to do.

(6 shots upside the head | en garde!)


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Date:January 24th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
it could be said that this keeps you from "living in the moment" (whatever the fuck that means) and that you constantly expect the future to be better. which can be good. or bad. you know what i'm saying.
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Date:January 29th, 2007 04:32 am (UTC)
this makes me think of that quote i texted you from the happiness book you own which i would like to borrow sometime.
in fact, i will now append that quote to the post.

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