The secret power of Time!

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    Mar 13, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    Modern enlightenment philosophy time!!! So at this very moment, which time orientation are you (can be more than one)? And why?
    1) Past Negative
    2) Past Positive
    3) Present Hedonistic
    4) Present "Life is short"
    5) Future "Work rather than Play - Resist Temptation - Avoid bad consequences"
    6) Future Spiritual (Life after death - Depends on your religion)


    Be honest.

    This video can help and is very interesting.
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    Mar 13, 2011 9:20 AM GMT
    That video was really interesting. It reminded me of the UPS whiteboard commercials. The part about northern vs. southern Italy and BrĂ¼no was funny. The idea of differing time perception based on culture rings true as well.

    My time zones are:
    - Past Positive: Sometimes get nostalgic about past events, family, etc.
    - Past Negative: Sometimes think about past failures, mostly to prevent me from repeating them in the present and future.
    - Present Hedonistic: Seek knowledge, live for pleasure, and try to avoid pain.
    - Future "Work rather than Play - Resist Temptation - Avoid bad consequences": Not always good about this, but try to stick with the program most of the time.

    Overall, I guess that means that I am past oriented (although the video says that most people who live close to the equator are present oriented)?
    2007-11-19-past-present-and-future-me.pn
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    Mar 13, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    interesting responses, dsmith123 and heybreaux

    At this very moment in life, I'm 5 (future oriented work rather than play) because I refuse to hang out with friends unless I know my homework will be done. Also, maybe the fact that I'm graduating this summer make me future oriented atm. I cant mess up! haha

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    Mar 13, 2011 7:35 PM GMT
    I am number seven you forgot to include... I am a STRONG believer in reincarnation... NO THAT IS EVEN AN UNDERSTATMENT... We have been here and many of us will be here again, the rest of us leave behind an honest afterglow.... If I should ever have to return and clarify the Truth well, I am not going to like doing so... SO GET THE FUCKING THING RIGHT THIS TIME AROUND!!!!
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    Mar 13, 2011 10:03 PM GMT
    Great post!

    I am:
    slightly 1) Past Negative-so that I can avoid those mistakes now
    2) Past Positive-so that I can continue to encourage myself
    3) Present Hedonistic- trying to discipline myself better
    and marginally: 5) Future "Work rather than Play - Resist Temptation - Avoid bad consequences"-constantly trying to improve so I can get to 6.

    Present hedonistic is the most difficult for me to get beyond. I find it incredibly difficult to not waste time when I have free time. Even now, I am on this site when there's household chores that need to be done.
    dsmith's cartoon perfectly describes me.
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    Mar 13, 2011 10:05 PM GMT
    carminea saidGreat post!

    I am:
    slightly 1) Past Negative-so that I can avoid those mistakes now
    2) Past Positive-so that I can continue to encourage myself
    3) Present Hedonistic- trying to discipline myself better
    and marginally: 5) Future "Work rather than Play - Resist Temptation - Avoid bad consequences"-constantly trying to improve so I can get to 6.

    Present hedonistic is the most difficult for me to get beyond. I find it incredibly difficult to not waste time when I have free time. Even now, I am on this site when there's household chores that need to be done.


    You are a striking individual... I would like to learn a thing or two from you.
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    Mar 13, 2011 10:14 PM GMT
    dsmith123 said
    2007-11-19-past-present-and-future-me.pn


    HAHAHA thats me right now!
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    Mar 14, 2011 3:53 AM GMT
    mane8tuh1 said
    dsmith123 said
    2007-11-19-past-present-and-future-me.pn


    HAHAHA thats me right now!


    I'm afraid that will be me after i graduate.. haha
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    Mar 14, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    4 and 5
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    Mar 14, 2011 4:04 AM GMT
    7) Time is an illusion based on some shit Einstein said about speed of light or some shit like that. I'd rather warp space-time with an anti-gravity bong and do my own thing. Fuck all that other philosophical stuff.