Illusion of the Future 

Fantasizing about the future isn’t just detrimental because it removes one from the present moment.

It is also beguiling. It forecasts a fantasy of pleasure without recognizing the work that will be involved.

For example, my wishing and hoping I get a job I recently interviewed for: it makes sense I want the job because it matches my skills and passions so much, but the extent of my fantasy to not include the work and stress it will involve, and only focus on the high of the job satisfaction and the financial stability—that is one-sided and overly alluring. Do I want the job? Hell, yeah! But I don’t need that fantasy building it up in my mind even more.

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