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The Nuance

How Looking Ahead Can Hold You Back

Spending too much time thinking about your future can sabotage your present.

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The Roman philosopher Seneca once pointed out to a friend the folly of premature misery. “Those things you fear as if they were impending may never happen,” he observed.

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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.