how can i channel my optimism into the present? i feel that my optimism causes me to constantly put off and disregard good things for me now because i tell myself the good things will happen in the future but they can happen now - like, right now. seperate from any notion of future and what can happen then. perhaps that's inherently what optimism is but, i still believe i can channel it into the present moment - i deserve the great things to happen now.
self actualisation - existing spaces
esteem - and in silence, completely yourself
love/belonging - friends that keep company
I wanted to be able to become untethered and just put it all out there. Some people will frame it as catharsis, which I think is fairly accurate, but it’s about this idea of being able to just exist in that space and everything that comes out of me in that moment is true to that moment.
We are making space. Also centering. And amplifying. But also listening. While at the same time elevating.
To take away the future is not simply a matter of active suppression; it can also be the consequence of design itself. Just as acts of design make the future, they can also unmake other futures. Consider, for instance, the way the design of the automobile affected the design of many other things (landscapes, highways, cities, homes) and led to certain consequences (air pollution, traffic accidents, ride sharing, climate change) that in turn foreclosed other futures. Cameron Tonkinwise has affirmed that “design futures; it makes certain futures materially possible and likely. But in so doing, it can defuture, limiting the number of futures we have now, and limiting the quality and quantity of the futures of those futures.”