Living in the Present

Despite being on an adventure with my sister today with virtually zero obligations, I managed to make myself stressed. Stressed in general about what the future holds. But thankfully, my mom was able to give me a bit of perspective. A year before my gap year, I could not have imagined the experiences that I had in India from going into wells to test water for contamination to seeing the Dalai Lama. That time of pure experiences was one of the best times of my life. Meanwhile, my worrying about the future is quite incomprehensible, given that I should know that the future is constantly in flux, and ther eis only so much you can prepare for it, especially in my life stage, where my choices are so many and obligations so few. Basically, I need to live more in the moment and present rather than worry about the future.

I know this post is quite incomprehensible, and I’m not even going to try and edit this for clarity, but I think I’ll read it in a few months and hopefully react positively, as in I followed this advice more as 2021 progressed.

Tejas Gupta

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Tejas Gupta is a Princeton University student in the Department of Computer Science. He is currently studying at ETH Zürich.