Future Dread

Most people would consider it intolerable to be locked in a cage with duck tape over their eyes. Yet some people look forward to it with great eagerness — young actresses who land a bit part on Criminal Minds. This shows the actual situation is not the real problem, but the dread of what might come next. Many addictions work this way. If you can focus on just the unpleasantness in the here and now, you discover it is not all that bad and you can handle it with aplomb.

~ Roedy (1948-02-04 age:69)