Sunday, March 16, 2008

That we left behind

With the new we forget the old. The intertwined we are within the novelties, they just mesmerize us, consume us. The value, the worth of the ancient has tarnished. They say 'Time is the best healer', albeit sometimes the important fades with time too. We more-or-less retrospect in woe, dismay and panic. Busy enjoying the niceties of the present we are so cut-off from the world, it's only when the road seems rough we look back. That's when we resort to our past, approach our old friends, inculcate some old hobbies, visit historical places, try to get hold of everything we left behind at some point. It's not advisable to whine over the past, but it sure is not worthwhile to side-track the vital. We can't move forward without letting go our past failures. However, we need to remember and keep learning from our past blunders. It's that striking balance we still need to master. We must imbibe the past into the present, to lead a better tomorrow.

With the new we forget the old.
So little did we know that, old is gold.


Blogger Praveer said...

The human psyche is such that it is stimulated by the noveau - anything new excites us, even intimidates us, but it is this thrill that we crave. It is (to quote) only when the road seems rough, that we try go back to a familiar environment, for a sense of security.

I believe that regular introspection, of our previous successes and failures, and such thought backed up by action, and we would not feel the need, as much, of the security blanket, that is the past.

7:54 AM, March 17, 2008  
Blogger Chintan said...

Whenever we are stuck at a problem or (to quote) when the road seems rough the past always seems rosy and easy than the present. It is an unfortunate human trait to simplify and underestimate the difficulty of a problem/task after they have been successfully solved/completed.

It is important to have confidence & trust one-self. Self-doubt is important as it keeps one on their toes, to not get too complacent, but logically clear each doubt, don't dwell on them too much or for too long. Our experiences that we have gleaned over time is our greatest strength that will gives us good insight to deal with more complex scenarios. It is very important to learn from our past successes and failures.

Change is always frightening and we want to hold close with both hands all that is familiar. Knowing your loved ones are there in case you encounter an unexpected scenario serves as a great morale booster. So it is only natural to look back at old friends during trying times.

And I disagree, no matter how much time has passed, if they are important, they will never fade away. Ppl fade away only if you let go and let that happen.

10:43 AM, March 22, 2008  
Blogger mtalpz said...

Memories(good or bad, leading to success or failure) are meant to be. Its our choice to let go off memories or hold on to them. As u said - as long as u have that striking balance and dont just live in the past, every day will be a happy one :)

10:57 AM, April 01, 2008  
Blogger Vivek said...

With the new we forget the old.
So little did we know that, old is gold.

Nice post. Check out your old posts if you ever have to prove this yourself ;-)

6:20 PM, April 29, 2008  

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