06 Jan / The 2018 Dream
It’s really hard to believe that it’s already 2018. I was born in the 1970s and 2018 still seems like a long time away even though it is now here. The more I reflect on time and numbers, the more I recognize the provisional nature of time, which, when seriously examined is reduced to nothing more than a psychic construct or what Immanuel Kant would call an a priori category. Carl Jung (1952) also recognized this feature having observed:
As I navigate my forties, I acknowledge that time will gradually go by faster and accelerate until before I know it, I will be either very old or dead. In optimistic terms, I attempt to articulate these factors to my clients in a way that emphasizes how important it is to “seize the day” and live one’s life to the fullest. For many, this contention would be considered axiomatic. I believe that people need to visualize their life on the best of terms, and it is helpful to look at time as a discrete and limited resource that needs to be well managed. I alluded to this idea in a previous blog, that I would encourage the reader to go back to and read again. In summary, it’s important to acknowledge that a year is only a number, and should view the concept of time accordingly. Enjoy the rid because the 2018 Dream will soon become 2019.