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    my esfp friend often mentions being "in the moment" but I'm wondering if he feels that I don't live in the moment? How do you guys percieve it yourselves? do certain people not live in the moment enough for you?

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    Here's my excellent thread on this subject. It contains a wealth of information.

    But to answer your question, yes. I definitely encounter people who live in either the past or the future, and don't appreciate the moment we are experiencing now. I don't think there's anything wrong with being nostalgic, I do it a lot, or with thinking about future possibilities, if that's what you want to do. It's probably the role I serve to maybe remind people to enjoy themselves now. It seems weird to me because nobody ever had to tell me to do that, but I guess some people need the reminder.
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    Well as an Introverted Intuitive with Se, I actually have it both ways. I focus far into the future and live in the moment.

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    i live in the moment a lot, not thinking more than an hour or so into the past and future, and a lot of times not even that far. and i agree with jeffster, i am often reminding people to enjoy themselves now.

    sometimes i do find it draining to be around people who don't live in the moment, but usually only when it is for a long time. i guess when i am around people who don't live in the moment it is like butting up against a wall, and eventually i get tired.

    but a lot of times we just find a middleground, and it is all gravy.

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    Living in the moment mean acting and doing, looking and listening, and moving around. This attitude grounds us in the present. The past and the future just fade away! So the focus is on mixing the right color of paint, or returning the next serve, or shifting into the next gear. Or, it could be on something as ordinary as really enjoying a slice of cake. I mean, we all like cake, right?

    Living in the present doesn't mean never setting up for the future or not learning from the past. It does mean paying attention to what we're doing and what's real and in front of us. It means not spending a lot of time fantasizing about what life would be like as a professional musician before learning how to play a proper C chord! :rolli:

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    wow, yeah, i agree with everything Sidewinder said. and you said it so artisticly too!
    good job, man!

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    Living in the moment isn't possible for me. Time is a sloshing fluid and I'm the goldfish.
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    I can't live the moment. I feel like I'm squandering something when I do.

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    I've tried. HARD. Tried to stay in the moment for more than a few minutes, but my brain is like a time machine having a seizure - I'm jumping from one point to the next in a spiderweb of connections. It's frustrating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PinkPiranha View Post
    I've tried. HARD. Tried to stay in the moment for more than a few minutes, but my brain is like a time machine having a seizure - I'm jumping from one point to the next in a spiderweb of connections. It's frustrating.
    And then thats when you forgot to do something because you kept thinking of other things to do along the way and did them all instead of the original task. haha

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