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Imagining the Future Is Just Another Form of Memory

Imagining the Future Is Just Another Form of Memory

When I was in grade school, being an imaginative girl girl did not make me very popular. But, that skill has helped me far more in life than the inconvenience of not always hanging out with the cool kids. Enjoy this DailyFind, love from CW!

“Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia.” This is a line from John Green’s young-adult book Looking for Alaska . It’s pretty, and melancholy, and very popular on Tumblr . It’s also scientifically accurate. Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia, because humans predict what the future will be like by using their memories. This is how things you do over and over again become routine. […]

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