By Mike Aux-Tinee.
“The reason people find it so hard to be happy is that they always see the past better than it was, the present worse than it is, and the future less resolved than it will be” – Marcel Pagnol
The past is always held in higher regard than the present or the potential that the future holds. I am not sure why we have such fondness for the past and want to return to it. There is nothing special about it, the days were just the same as they are today.
I have heard so many people exclaim, “If I could go back to X year, knowing what I know now, I would do things so much differently.”
Of course that will never happen, it’s nothing more than wishful thinking and a waste of time.
But if you are serious about doing things differently and really want to make your life better, you should take the memories and lessons of the past and apply them today and make your future better.
These memories and lessons are very valuable and should not be discounted or ignored. At this point in your life, you have gained valuable experience and the accumulation of that experience leads to wisdom.
Wisdom; understanding life and how to live it differently can help you improve your life today and for many more days to come. So when you glance back at your life at some point in the future, you will not have a longing to return to the past and do things differently.