History Is Present.
April 2nd, 2013
They say we need not to worry about the past, for the past is history.
But who are we if it weren’t for our past?
History, as defined in the dictionary, is the aggregate of past events.
We are what we were. Or what we used to be.
As perplexing and complicated as that might sound, it is simple.
If it weren’t for our minor falls and major victories, our misfortunes and sweet lucks, surely, we would not be where we are today.
Every decision one makes, opens a new, pristine route to his/her awaiting fate.
The history of each of us as individuals is unique. We all come from different backgrounds, stories, and places. Though we have similarities and common history with many [especially those we have surround ourselves with], we are still, at the end of the day, one-of-a-kind individuals. Spare a moment to peek into the history of your family, friends, significant other, and or even strangers, and discover them.
And for that very reason, I say, delight yourself in what has been done and completed. Don’t listen to those who advise you to just live in the present. Because as real and “now” as the present is, it has been severely infected by the past. It is contagious. And it is inescapable.
It is imperative that we understand and remember the past, for history does repeat itself. Though people and things of the world change over time, we are bound to exhibit a little of our past; the horrible habits, the irksome attitude, and the impulsive behavior. Observe them. We are all (in honor of the days gone by), whether you like it or not, unstable. We are sickly affected by the once upon a time.
So study your yesterdays.
Learn the history of your surroundings. Swim in it, but don’t drown.
Bask it in, but don’t live it.
Explore the bitter memories and enjoy it. Remember the great fall and take comfort in it.
Reflect on the unforgivable mistakes and learn from it.
Live in the ever-changing present, but revel in the unwavering past, for the history reveal what this moment cannot.