Do you live in the past or look into the future?
April 11, 2007 7:36am CST
It amazes me to know when people live in the past. I used to be this or be that. I could do this or that. I could climb mountains, run crosscountry races, had loads of money, could dance endlessly without getting tired all night. But how does that matter? speaking of me what matters is what I can do now and what I may be able to do in the future. Living in the present and looking ahead to tomorrow. A friend of mine said that hes not doing well in business now and his ambition is to go back to the financial state he was in his Past!!! Why? i told him why not go ahead to a better financial position. hhy try to regain lost glory? Why not look ahead to set new standards and goals instead of trying to crawl back to the heights that have already been climbed and then fallen off! Try another peak! Yesterday is gone. There's today and there will be a tomorrow. I only carry the lessons of yesterday into today. And today's lessons into tomorrow. share your thoughts
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13 Apr 07
It is logical and normal that people should live the present and live for tomorrow. But, it is from yesterday accumulated that you gained the wisdom you have today, and the lessons learnt for tomorrow. If living in the past can provide the motivation for him to continue living, I don't blame him for it. I empathized those who have lived in the past. Why deprive him of the little hope he has if he has hit right south from the north? It is not easy for one to start all over again after one has failed miserably. Let's give them some encouragement to hold on to their past in order to overcome the future, but at the same time remind them that they should not just dwell on the past and forgot about the future.
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11 Apr 07
I long for the past to become the future. Heh, does that make sense? I am quite traditional at heart and do reminisce about bygone eras ~ I think we lost a lot of charm and grace with our modernization...I do think though that history repeats itself, and not just in negative things.
11 Apr 07
very true modestah, lot of things have been missed by us with modernisation. but i believe the moral values then and now have taken almost a U turn and i am proud to still hold them and imbibe them into my children of present generation. But really every door that closes brings new beginings and can open up whole new broadways.
11 Apr 07
Very well said, totalearnings. I try to look into the future and never look back on my past. Although, I tend to sneak around and see what happened to my past from time to time. A relative one's told me that we should look farther ahead and not just what our plans for tomorrow will be. I admit that it is difficult but I honestly try to do just that. :)
11 Apr 07
I like to think I look to the future and think about the present. You can't change the past (no matter how much sci-fi you read or watch LOL) so no point dwelling over things that have happened that you could have done differently. Best to concentrate on the here and now and what you can do better in the future. Your statement of "There's today and there will be a tomorrow. I only carry the lessons of yesterday into today. And today's lessons into tomorrow" is very sensible, we should learn from our mistakes (or others' mistakes) and try our best not to repeat them :)
13 Apr 07
I live in present and direct all my effort to the future. I think past is only memories where we can learn to fix our mistakes, appreciate what God has given and those have been our achievements. But no need to keep living in the past. That never make us anything good and prevent you from moving forward and make a better life. My boyfriend was one of a kind that 'enjoys' his past, but we also learn from Christianity that even God forgives our past and 'forget' it.