“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (…) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you’ll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.”
“The future was with Fate. The present was our own.”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is an amazing writer and his literature is still popular today. The fact that his literature is still quoteable today to me illustrates a timelessness in a way. We often spend a lot of time worrying about the past and the future. We have about as much control over what is going to happen in the future as we do in changing the past. All we can do is live in the present. Our actions in the present may set the path for the future, but we are unable to know what the future is going to be. So live each moment and focus on the present for life doesn’t happen in the past or the future, but in the now.