Guy walks into a bar and sees a big sign: FREE BEER TOMORROW. So he comes back the next day and asks for his free beer. The bartender points to the sign and says, “whatsa matter, buddy, can't you read? It says, ‘Free Beer Tomorrow.'”
It's never the future. It's never the past. The ancient Greeks had no idea they were ancient. They experienced themselves as living now, on the cutting edge of modernity, wearing the very latest styles in togas. And the Jetsons, or whoever lives in what we picture as the gee-whiz future, will also be living now.
Back in the 60's or 70's, someone came up with the refreshing slogan, “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” But we can go further and claim our freedom from the future as well as the past by saying, “Now is the only moment of your life.”
- Dean Sluyter