A Quote by Sigmund Freud on experience, present, past, future, vantage points, and distance

In general people experience their present naively, as it were, without being able to form an estimate of its contents; they have first to put themselves at a distance from it - the present, that is to say, must have become the past - before it can yield points of vantage from which to judge the future. 

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

Source: The Future of an Illusion

Contributed by: bajarbattu