Life gives, but it can suck. Some of my experiences sucked in the moment, but became gems in retrospect. The vantage point of years lived has given me some different viewpoints.

Recently, a friend approaching age thirty, commented on how he felt he was finally getting a handle on life. I commented that it will be nice for him to have time to check his conclusions. That got me a raised eyebrow.

As an adult, my friend has lived twelve years, and by comparison, I have lived forty-four. I offered that all I have that remains of my experiences are my memories. And memories are strange.

I have noticed my memories became like dreams. Over time, they are painted by my perceptions. They became colorful bits and pieces of imagery associated to whimsical thoughts. So despite many years of experience, my mental process makes it is hard to formulate good decisions based on my past.

Yesterday, isn’t what it was when my mind gets a hold of it. I told my friend that I’ve concluded the past is now a waste of my time. ET

Published in: on January 20, 2008 at 1:10 am  Leave a Comment  

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