Are you past-orientated towards those old days of glory or do you sit in your own load and stew upon all the times you got royally screwed over? Are you present-hedonistic and seek the instant gratification of the senses? Perhaps you are future-orientated, thus having learned to work towards a future reward?
Tell me this: What is your Sense of Duration?
Move over Brian Greene. Psychologist Philip Zimbardo says that the way we orient toward Time–the past, present and future–determines our happiness and success. He suggests we recalibrate our outlook on time as a first step to improving our lives.