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The Shrink and The Sage

Is it better to focus on today or tomorrow?

Human beings ought to think in all three tenses. We are the product of our histories and what we go on to do will continue to shape our identities. Dwelling on or living in the past may be bad but reflecting on it is essential. Similarly, worrying too much about or living for the future is not the same as preparing for it. How we think about the different times of life matters, not simply which one of them we focus on.

Latest FT Weekend Magazine column (1/2 February)

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