The past is always tense, the future perfect.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. (“Nineteen Eighty-Four”)
Life seems to me to consist of three parts: the absorbing and usually enjoyable present which rushes on from minute to minute with fatal speed; the future, dim and uncertain, for which one can make any number of interesting plans, the wilder and more improbable the better, since — as nothing will turn out as […]
I try to learn from the past, but I plan for the future by focusing exclusively on the present. That’s where the fun is.