All of linear time is hypothetical (imagined, presumed). People have controversies over whether something actually happened or not. But it's all just images, all over and done. The problem is the ego's belief in hypotheticals. Seeing their impossibility would solve everything.
Worries about the future are hypothetical and have no meaning. They can be let go of. Being joyful in this moment is the most practical thing.
This world is the belief that Christ could leave and be separate from the Mind of God. Worldly education projects the separation out and teaches that cause comes first and is separate from effect. But this is all based on false cause and effect.