Re: 1929 deja vu

From: Zero Powers (
Date: Thu Apr 27 2000 - 18:41:57 MDT

>From: "Emlyn (pentacle)" <>
>Zero Powers wrote:
> > > But overcoming all my obstacles will not make me ready for the
> > > There will still be plenty for me to live for, such as enjoying my own
> > > happiness, satisfying my curiosities by lifelong learning, seeking out
> > > and unique people, places and experiences, reading all the books I
> > > have time for, catching up on all the Seinfeld episodes I missed,
> > > the novel I don't have time to finish now, recording the album I've
> > > had time to start, riding my mountain bike at all the exotic trails
> > > heard about but never been able to go to, painting, living, loving and
> > > plain having a ball.
>Unless you do these things "today", you will never do them. The easier life
>becomes, and the more time you have spare to do things, the less likely you
>are to do them... There is always tommorrow. Differently stated, you will
>always have obstacles; humans (and I imagine posthumans) seek their limits
>and strain against them (bellyaching all the while). You will never
>your obstacles, only your present obstacles. Even if you do achieve the
>ability to do the things above in the "glorious posthuman future",
>by then they will have lost their gloss. Live your dreams now, or forget
>about them. Time enough for the nano-wish fairy.

Agreed. The *only* thing on the list that I don't do now (at least
intermittently) is painting. I figure that can wait until retirement (or at
least until I can get these darn kids out of the house).


"I like dreams of the future better than the history of the past"
--Thomas Jefferson

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