Nostalgia is a gift. Memories are the best elements of our lives no matter what stage of life we are at, at present. Memories are the boxes or lanes in our minds in which we are never surrounded by despondency. No matter how good or bad the time was, memory of that time always turns out to be a tranquil one. That’s one point which makes memories the best part of our minds, our lives. In both the cases-good and bad-the memory that the time carves out is something that always makes us feel the present soothing. If the time was good it’s always soothing to think about it and cherish the memories germane to it. If present is as good or better comparatively, then the memory will make us feel good anyway. If present is gruesome, then past happy memories can take us to that time and may give us a mollifying effect.
In another case, if past was bad and present good- then it’s good to see how far you’ve come along. If present is gruesome you can see that if you have come a long way; you can do it again. In all the cases memories never make us feel bad (of course there are exceptions).
It’s all about how we see life. But it’s also a fact that no matter how good memories are.. if we are given a chance, we wouldn’t like to go back in time no matter how morbid craving we have to live those days again. Ask yourself and you’d love to believe that life is easy today and this is what is best for you. The technology, the facilities, the relationships- everything that we’ve got today is destined to be with us.
So it’s good to cherish memories but it’s always better to accept and live happily with the present as it is because God and nature has made it the way it is. Had it not been the case, we would always have the rewind buttons in our lives.
Have fun and be happy!!!
With all the arguments and dissents that are pervasive in our democracy these days, what is most perceptible to me is the general nature of the people of India to trust what have been taught to them since centuries in a particular geographic region. What I mean with the above statement is that our nature and innate tendency to believe what is right or wrong or to demarcate right from wrong with the help of widely held belief without judging any issue ourself is one reason why most of the sects of the biggest democracy of world are at loggerheads with each other these days. Without knowing why we are following anything, the nature to question other’s drawback has become our basic disposition. Many personalities holding many important posts have been doing it since ages to make Indians think how different they are from each other irrespective of the fact that all of them are actually Indians. We, the people of India, on the other hand believe that we take decisions on the basis of how we perceive the world. If we ask ourself this question I believe we’ll get to know that most of the knowledge that we have is based on what we have been taught and is not based on our own knowledge.
So what I reckon we must do is to think and ask ourselves-without being judgemental about other sects-the question as to why we think anything the way we do. Is it something that we know with the evidence or we believe it because we have been witnessing it all our lives or we are having a notion about other sects just because we have been taught to think about them in that particular way. This question if asked to ourselves honestly can give all the answers to our problems regarding sectarian disharmony and can make the society a great place to live in.
A moment can change our whole life. It has the power to turn our world upside down. Yes it is true. There are reasons innumerable which makes us take decisions in the heat of the moment. Out of anger and frustration, we sometimes take decision which only makes us repent later and sometimes for whole of our life. Vexation, annoyance, irritation, any weakness of character or any such feeling can work as a catalyst for us to make such hasty decisions in just one moment but what this decision of a moment resides for us in the womb of time is really dangerous and sometimes fatal . Even in some small conversations with people around us we sometimes say something spontaneous which not only makes us remorse over it later but also ruins our relationships with them or at least we end up upsetting or tormenting them. No matter how resentful we later are; or we may even apologize but till then we already distress people to an extreme extent. Also, most of the people think that we speak our mind on the spur of the moment when we are annoyed or disturbed or even angry; now that makes them take our words really seriously no matter how frivolous we were while uttering some gibberish words. These one moment decisions or statements have ruined many relationships in the past in almost everyone’s life and definitely will be doing the same in the future as well because it is what humans are born with; this is our very innate foible characteristic. A very famous maxim says that we must think before speaking but that seems to be the thing of the past. In the stressful and extraordinarily busy life schedules today we rarely think twice before we speak when we are in fury. But all we can do is to give it a try; to try and think before we speak in such a manner to others especially if they are important to an extent that we cannot afford to lose them in our life. Also, it is very very important to think not only twice but as many times as it takes to convince our-self completely for a better and peaceful future before taking any important decision in life no matter how minor it is; because subsequently there is nothing we can do except crying. I hope it will bring some change not only in me but also in those who read this writing.Thank you.
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