I spend a lot of time worrying. Worrying about the going-ons of the present, the outcome of the future, and the occurrences of the past. All the time there is so much happening; it becomes overwhelming at times and I find myself only able to react to the situation(s), unable to shape the outcome.
Get involved-- Those words are passed down to today's youth through countless different voices. Those same words are deeply anchored into who I am. I do because I can, I enjoy what I do, and there is so much to do that I can't help but keep busy. Sometimes as I try to do so much, I am rooted in the present and rooted into worrying about the present in such that I am unable to think ahead and shape the future: similar to playing chess with an opponent with invisible pieces.
The past is invaluable. To reminisce, ruminate, and to dwell in, the past is pure and holds many teachings. The future is uncertain, but entirely moldable by the gift of the present--if one acts with the future in mind. One must try never to act in response to the present, or to spend one's future correcting the past.
To do so much I get stuck in the present. When it comes down to the future, I don't want my future to be spent correcting the forgotten past--but it happens all too often.