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A More Hopeful Way to Look at Time

Instead of viewing progress as linear, see it as a spiral

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For millennia, thinkers from ancient philosophers to modern cosmologists have grappled with the question of how time functions. In a book called The Fourth Turning, the authors William Strauss and Neil Howe sort the theories of time into three categories:

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Yancey Strickler

Yancey Strickler

Author of โ€œThis Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous Worldโ€; Cofounder of Kickstarter; Bentoist; http://www.ystrickler.com