Sic transit

While everything positive in life is short-lived, so too is everything negative. Tom Shakespeare argues that believing the best is behind us stops us making the most of present opportunities. “To wallow in the past is to be sentimental, to seek an impossible return… Our task is to create something different but equally fulfilling in future”.

Photo: Nude swimming in Regents canal during a heatwave in 1911

A Point of View – BBC Radio 4