For the past 3 or 4 days i have had the weirdest feeling ever.... i feel that i just want to go and live back in late eighties early nineties !!! i miss everything about it. I miss watching t.v series with my family at night, miss warming chestnuts in winter, simply everything about what happened in the past... The best thing about what i feel is that when i try to recall the details, everything i remember is just mere happiness and serenity as if i just formatted everything bad that happened and remembered all the good!
Remembering the past is completely natural. Our memories of people, places and experiences can be precious and worth dwelling on from time to time. Even remembering the past in a negative way can be useful to us occasionally, as it's how we learn from our past experiences. However! some people live in the past most of the time which is not healthy. when people are living in the past, they are not appreciating the present and they are not preparing for how they are going to be happy and successful in the future.
For some people, continually living in the past can be a very nostalgic experience. They do it because they have fond memories of the ways things used to be and feel that their past was much happier than the present. They yearn for happier days gone by, how they more free with less responsibilities and their biggest concern was as simple as how not to be caught by the math teacher for not doing the homework :)
Then how can we help ourselves, people who like to live in the past like me...
Just appreciate what you have now, even if you feel like you don't have a lot to be thankful of right now, if you really think about it, you will find a lot that you don't appreciate. even if it is something as simple as having a conversation with someone you love, eating a nice meal with your family, or appreciating the comfort of your bed - those things should be appreciated ... god know maybe in the future you will long for the moments that you don't appreciate now... just remember that tomorrow ... today will be your past ;)
Times change, people grow older and there is always another reason for letting go. Pride will be repaired and mistakes will be forgiven, but only if there is a desire to change. Being stubborn and set in past will only make the transition to the next step much difficult.
The past is important to everyone and vital to understanding. if it wasn't for a foundation set in the past, lives built in the future would only be doomed to collapse. This is why it is good to embrace the past, but not live by it.
Am i being witty?!!!
Forget about what i said,,,, i am proud of my memories, all of them. they are what made me like this today... just insane person and loving being one.. :)
If living in the past is what's making you warm inside, what's making your inner child still alive then what the hell, embrace living in the past...
my only wish is that i give my son and my coming baby memories that they cherish for a lifetime, making them warm HUMANS and after all I thank every one from my family, friends and even abo shaaban el bawab for leaving a print in my full and vivid past... you put a smile on my face every time i remember you all....