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#121536 - 01/28/04 11:36 PM Which way is forward? Joined: Jan 2004
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On the subject of time, there seems to be a contradiction in the spatial imagery of future and past time.
We look "forward" into the future; our best days are "ahead" (in the future) - or possibly "behind us" in the past; we "think back" to when all our brain cells were still active.
On the other hand, the car was invented "before" the helicopter (more past) and I will buy a private island "after" I win the lottery (more future).
#121537 - 01/28/04 11:39 PM Re: Which way is forward? Joined: Aug 2002
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We use the terms in the same ?contradictory? way speaking spatially. Although today was so busy I don't know which way is up let alone forward.
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