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The past is just a story we tell ourselves

September 29th, 2014 § 0 comments


The past is just a story we tell ourselves.
~ Inspiration from
Title: Her
Genre: Movie

What do you mean it’s just a story we tell ourselves? Do you mean I don’t really exist? I am a very important person…to my parents….Important things happen in my life. Like that time when I score a big job and that time when I threw up in…What does an Operating System in a movie know about being human and all the emotions we go through anyways? It’s just an imaginary OS in a made up story, it doesn’t really exists. So dismissing and lacking of emotions. I didn’t know why these words stuck on my mind. I repeated them over and over in my head. The past is gone, it will never return. The future may never exist. The only true moment of existence is now, this very moment.

It sure sounded like a call for alarm to me. This and every moment is pushed to the top most priority! Not very logically of me. After a few deep breaths I slowed to think why I felt the way I do. Hearing these words made me feel the insignificance of my past, maybe even the insignificance of people. Often, I admit, I would repeat a past troubling event in my head like a tape stuck on rewind. Stubborn and aggressive. This artificially ups the importance of the past event. This quote stumped me. It hit me in the head hard, it pointed out the importance of not reinforcing  the past.

Whatever happened in the past is gone. The only way it can reach us is if we allow it. Our memories are unstable recollection and not the truth. Memories, good or bad, will fade with time. Those repeated thoughts of the past is just as intangible as the future. Letting the past go and living our lives with a clean slate each day is what we can do to improve tomorrow.

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