I totally agree with Buddha. I have always believed there’s absolutely no point in dwelling in the past. What has happened has happened. Why to think about it if you can’t change a thing about it, right?
I believe in the here-and-now. Like Mahatma Gandhi I am concerned with taking care of the present.
Living the present to the fullest brings so much peace. Trust me! I am all for living in the PRESENT. I am all for “Mindfullness”.
I do not indulge in endless thinking about the past or the future for that matter.
Yes, there is a “but” here. Looking back at your past can , sometimes, bring bucket loads of delight. Sometimes, not always.
For instance, today.. I was home alone and had been in front of the laptop and television (Simultaneously) for 8-9 hours straight. (Yeahhh I know I know.. It’s crazy ..It’s not normal and not good for my eyes blah blah . ). I was so pathetically bored that I logged in to my Facebook account and after spending a really , really long time duration on the newsfeed, I decided to visit my past. It was an out-of-the-blue curiosity about how my Facebook wall looked like in the PAST.
And Oh My God! It was so much fun! Crazy fun. I had no idea whatsoever that I’d enjoy this little impulsive activity so damn much! Looking at the posts, status updates, comments and photographs from the year 2008 and 2009 and so on, brought feelings of a lot of embarrassment, amusement and TONS of nostalgia.
I guess it is important for us to look back into our past every once in a while.
It helped me remember the small yet valuable things I had almost totally forgotten about. It made me realize that I ToO wEnT tHrOuGh ThIs PhAsE. 😛 It made me smile, blush and laugh my guts out. It made me realize how much I’ve matured and grown as a person. It also made me realize how much times have changed.
On a closing note,
My Tip for people suffering from severe boredom: Look at your (Your’s and your friends’ ) old photographs, Read your old (Very old) comments on Facebook. You would enjoy it, Trust me! You’d be surprised by things you had totally forgotten about. It’ll refresh your memories. And of course it’ll help kill time in a great way.