a friday question... a saturday answer

Andrew Beattie gaffer at ourshack.com
Sat Apr 4 11:51:04 BST 2009

> A: It depends which way the tortoise is facing.


This is, in fact a cultural question.

Commonly, in the West, view ourselves as facing in the direction of the
future, with the past to our back.  Time may be viewed as a journey, where
we look ahead to see where we might be going and recall the past.

Other cultures view time differently.  Some go through time looking
towards the past, where the point of view is no concentrated on the
unknown future, but rather the vast and ever-increasing experience and
history of our past and our ancestors [citation needed].  Others view the
direction of travel as vertical as we fall downwards, unstoppably through
time...[citation needed].


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