Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Back in the Day

Memories of our past can be a tricky thing. We tend to glamorize certain events and make them out to be bigger and better than they actually were. I'm not saying that there weren't fantastic times in high school, college, or early childhood. I have just seen how distance from them tends to make the "good old days" seem better than they actually were. Perhaps it's just that our memory protects us by neglecting the bad parts and only focusing on the good. 

Is that such a terrible thing? Is it acceptable to have the bad parts of something forgotten and only remember what was good "back then"? I think it's detrimental if our reminiscing causes us to be bitter over our present circumstances. Then we've taken something that is not entirely true and elevated it above the potential for present, positive living. 

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