The limits of self-improvement

“If we are unduly absorbed in improving our lives we may forget altogether to live them.” –Alan Watts

ht Scott Berkun

We are always getting ready.

We hope for a better future.

“What’s next?” is the question that occupies our thoughts almost constantly.

There is a lot I could improve about my life to make it better in the future.

But my life is here and now.

The future keeps receding into infinity. We are only ever living right now.

The only way to improve this very moment is to fully inhabit it.