This one comes from an Esquire magazine series called ‘What I’ve learned’ (Learned being the more American spelling of the word ‘learnt’ that I’ve been using, although both are apparently allowed nowadays).
Again, this is something I’ve ‘learnt’, but have to keep reminding myself.
Everyone loves Robert De Niro. Or if they don’t, I don’t think they’d say it to his face. Here’s the link to his full ‘interview’ if you want to read it, but it’s the last quote that I’m going to use:
Now is a great time.
And he’s right. We have only now. Anything that is in the past is behind us and we have no idea what the future might hold. Or as Master Oogway put it, rather more succinctly, in Kung Fu Panda:
”Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the ‘present.”
I believe I’ve brought that up before. But I do love that quote.
There’s no point in wallowing in the past, or worrying about the future.