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    On Mar 4, 2018 david doane wrote:

     I am the best friend my future self has.  To a great extent, I'm a present oriented person with the firm belief that taking good care of my self physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually in the present is also best for my future self.  For example, I eat healthily and exercise, I do some letting go of things which clutter my life, I continuing to learn, I have relationships and make an effort to relate well, I do some relaxing and meditating, and I enhance my spirituality, all of which are good for my present self and my future self.  I also make some financial savings for my future self.  My belief that a happy and healthy present self is best for my future self helps me stay rooted in affection for my future self.  Sympathy for my future self doesn't feel right to me, but my belief helps me stay rooted in care for my future self.


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