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The final dimension is the way time is organized. This includes, first of all, the relative importance given to the past, present and future. In the importance of each of these three elements is expressed by the size of the circle symbolizing it. In the US, according to Trompenaars, the past is of relatively little importance; the future is what counts. This is in contrast to, for instance, France. Note the relative importance in Spain of the present, and the ‘mañana’ attitude symbolized by the lesser importance given to the future. A second element of this dimension is how people consider the past, present and future to be related. The view of time can be sequential, a series of passing events, or it can be synchronic, ‘with past, present and future all interrelated’. The latter view means that both ideas about the future and memories of the past shape actions in the present.