Rather than bore you this week with my own thoughts, have a look at the below video. It’s entitled, The Secret Powers of Time. The thesis is that everyone is either past oriented, present oriented, or future oriented, and our orientation profoundly affects how we live. Perhaps the most interesting part is how we may be underestimating the power of technology in rewiring young people’s brains.
A minor caution: Professor Zimbardo makes brief references to the realities of hedonism and pleasure seeking in our culture. They are not offensive and they are used appropriately to make the point, but they are there.