BENJAMIN HARDY: Don’t Live for the Present, live for the past. “Living for the moment is the reason people leave marriages, lose control over their health, and why America is trillions of dollars in debt. Instead of living for the moment, it is better to live for the past — as you’d prefer to remember that moment, and your life in general. Indeed, time is fleeting. The present moment barely exists. The moment you become conscious of it, it’s over.” I’ve never been a fan of the “live for the moment” crowd, as it seems to discount long-term planning and reward hedonism. I think Hardy’s perspective gets it right.