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View Poll Results: How do you think you live your life?
In the past: The could've/should've and events of the past tend to affect today's decisions 25 56.82%
In the present: I take it one day at a time and roll with what life brings me 6 13.64%
In the future: I want to ensure happiness, prosperity and security for myself 8 18.18%
Not sure 5 11.36%
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Question How do you think you live your life? - February 10th 2013, 01:31 PM

Some live in the past, some live in the moment, some live in the future. Often times, the way we *want* to live life and the way we *do* live life is different.

I didn't give combinations of more than one choice because I'm looking for what aspect of life *most* influences you...the past, the present, or the future?



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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 10th 2013, 02:32 PM

I live in the past. Not something I want to do, but I can't help it. I should have done this, I could have done that...I tend to get caught up in it.
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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 10th 2013, 08:54 PM

I absolutely live in the past.

I try (and would love to) live in the present, but it's hard for me to do that.


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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 10th 2013, 09:12 PM

I live in the 'future' Problem is that it's a very unrealistic future that I'm unlikely to achieve... Not sure if that counts


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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 10th 2013, 10:37 PM

I'd love to live in the present but I live in the past :/


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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 10th 2013, 10:50 PM

I live in the past and I had it I would love to live in the present


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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 10th 2013, 11:34 PM

I put "Not Sure".

Sometimes I feel like I'm living in the past, but then I realise that I can't change it and moping won't solve anything. Sometimes I feel like I'm living in the future, but then I realise that fantasizing won't achieve anything. I think I mostly genuinely live in the now.

And if you ask most people who know me, they might agree with that. I know I'm a lot more easily entertained and kept happy (mood disorder aside) than most people I know, simply because I enjoy things whilst I have them. It also allows me to get really into whatever activity I'm doing at the time.

So yeah . . . I guess I do all three, but I spend a lot of my time focussing on what's happening right now. I think having absolutely no ability to multitask actually helps
   
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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 11th 2013, 12:03 AM

I would have to say I live in the future, which I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing (or maybe just nothing? Whatever). I mean, sometimes I live in the past, thinking about what could have gone differently and all that, but mostly I think about how the choices I make now could potentially affect me in the future (whether it be the near future or the not-so-near).
   
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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 11th 2013, 12:09 AM

I definitely live in the past. I try not to, but I tend to spend a lot of my time thinking about what I could have done, what I should have done, why things happened, the way things would have been if such and such hadn't happened, etc... :/







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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 11th 2013, 12:38 AM

I live in the future. I'm constantly planning my life and I never really get to enjoy what's going on now.


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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 11th 2013, 01:46 AM

I put that I live in the past, I try so hard to live in the present, but the past takes over.


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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 11th 2013, 03:03 AM

I hate to say that I live in the past but I do. I wish I lived in the present. I try to live in the present but sometimes I do get kicked back to the past. I have moments that I live in the future too. But mostly I am in my past.




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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 11th 2013, 06:38 AM

I live in the past... but, I often try and plan my future... but it's influenced by my past, I am trying to do things differently than what I did back then. If that makes sense

But, I always get caught up in the I should have done this, I could of walked away or done this... It ends up hurting my head.

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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 11th 2013, 04:00 PM

I would go with the present or the future: I say this because I think a lot about well, what will I do when I graduate university, how much money do I need to save to buy a house, where will I move, what school should I do post-undrad work at, what should I do my post-undergrad school in (conflicted at the moment) and so on. So I feel like that influences me because if I know what I want to do then I can start planning for it now.... But at the same time I live very much in the present, it's all about just getting my papers and my readings done, cleaning and cooking, getting to the pool or the yoga studio or out for a run, the list runs on. So I'd say what I take really fluctuates depending where I am... But I mean, sometimes I like I live to much in the future because even when I work out sometimes I don't want to and I'm like "no, when I go back to my hometown for Xmas I want my ex to freak out and regret he ever said those hateful things about my weight and I want my friends and family to be like oh she's hot now" haha, so I use like knowing people will be seeing me in the future as a cause to work hard at the gym sometimes lmao




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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 11th 2013, 08:53 PM

I live in the present. I present my credit card statement as evidence. Yolo contendere



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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 11th 2013, 09:37 PM

I didn't choose one, mainly because I live in both the present and the future. Well depending on the day. If I'm overly thinking and spend the most of the day in my head it will be more about how I want to plan out my future. But the days I get out of my head I live in the present and do what I can to enjoy the hell outa live.
   
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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 14th 2013, 05:58 AM

I've made a commitment to live in the present. I can't change what happened yesterday and there is nothing I can do about tomorrow; all I can do anything about is today. Usually I am pretty good at keeping that promise to myself.



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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 14th 2013, 07:36 AM

I live in the past. I try to live in the present, but it's just so difficult.


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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 15th 2013, 10:17 AM

I put "in then present" because I've mainly gotten over the past and what I'm struggling with now mostly deals with problem I face daily. I'm still haunted by the past sometimes though. I'm kind of in between.


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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 15th 2013, 10:44 AM

The past. *sigh*


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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 15th 2013, 03:00 PM

The past. . When I'm in a low place, it's the memories of the past that bring me down- not what's happening right now.

I want to live in the present. I really try, but it's difficult. :/



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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 15th 2013, 03:55 PM

I live in the future for sure. I'm constantly planning my life, making changes, looking ahead. I'm impulsive and never satisfied. But I've been trying really hard to live in the present, and it's going pretty good!


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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 15th 2013, 04:12 PM

I live in the future to a fault. Everything I do revolves around me wanting to be a doctor, and that gets pretty darn horrible sometimes.


   
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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 15th 2013, 05:07 PM

Mostly the present for me, but I do find myself dreaming of the future at times.


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Re: How do you think you live your life? - February 15th 2013, 08:08 PM

I definitely live in the past!
   
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