The conversations they sparked entertained me, but deep down something seemed intuitively wrong with this little trick. It just didn't feel right. One day I realized that yes, it is impossible to live in the present if all you're doing is reacting. But, if you are the one acting and everyone is reacting to you then you're in the present while they're stuck in the past. They were reacting to my cards, my stimulus. For just a split second I was living in a different time than the people around me. It's no flux capacitor, but I'm sure there's a life lesson in there somewhere.
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