Monday, September 03, 2012

The Now Generation

In "Growing Each Day" (page 355) Rabbi Abraham Twersky speaks about how today's generation is super focused on now. This is a topic that I interface with and deal with a lot.  it saddens me that people don't seem to remember the past or anticipate the future.  

Here's an excerpt:

"Is it a coincidence that our generation is infatuated with digital watches and clocks? Old fashioned timepieces told time by a point, which had the past behind it and the future in front of it. These timepieces symbolized an awareness of both, but a digital display focuses exclusively on the present moment and gives no recognition to either the past or the future.

While we should not allow the burdens of the past, nor the anxieties of the future to exert a destructive effect on our living, the constructive lessons of the past and a responsible attitude towards the future can guide us to a proper and responsible life."


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