Looking Forward

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Looking forwardJust like anyone, I tend to look back on events that have happened in my past, both good and bad, as a way of reminiscing about how things once were.  It’s not necessarily about wishing things could go back to how they used to be, but also about reviewing where you’ve been and how far you’ve come from there.

There are some out there (including whomever created that meme to the right) who might say looking back on your past can never be a good thing, especially if you’re looking back on the hard or difficult times.

Personally I think that’s bullshit, to put it bluntly.  It all depends on how you look back on your past and how you react to that recollection.

Admittedly, if you’re someone who recalls some past escapades that didn’t leave you in a good place and then you revisit that type of behaviour as a way to relive it, then of course that is a bad thing.

Everyone talks about having ‘baggage’ as if it’s a bad thing or something to avoid.  Please… we all have baggage of some sort in our lives, it’s just a matter of how you deal with it.  I just wish some people would stop kidding themselves by saying they don’t have any.

The whole point (to me at least) of being able to look back on especially the hard times is so you can somehow learn from that past experience and use that experience to move your live forward.  Those experiences happened for a reason, good or bad, because you needed to learn something from that experience regardless of what it was.

I know personally I’ve had many ups and downs over the years, and I would never consider trying to block out any of it because those experiences have made me who I am.  Have helped create the person I’ve become and have affected the choices I’ve made in life.

Hell, a lot of those experiences have helped shape this blog over the years.  LOL

So I say keep moving yourself forward in life, wherever that life is taking you, and don’t forget your baggage.. it’ll help you figure out the future.  Or at least I hope it does.  😉

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2 thoughts on “Looking Forward

  1. aguywithoutboxers

    It’s called baggage for a reason. These bags help us travel through life. We have them in order to prepare for the next adventure, be it good or bad. Most people these days call it luggage, but it’s the same thing. Taking a trip without baggage/luggage is one of two things: expensive (as in having to buy everything) or very ill-fated (being totally unprepared for what’s coming).

    The same is true in living. If we don’t have baggage/luggage (our past, lessons learned and/or experiences), we risk repeating our mistakes and never making progress.

    To dwell/live in the past is unproductive. To remember the past and the lessons learned and the memories of love is beneficial and can be positive.

    BTW: even nudists, embarking on a nakation carry baggage/luggage (hygiene/grooming items, towels, etc). It’s applicable to us all.

    Great post, my blogging brother! Much love and naked hugs! 🙂

  2. Great post. I actually agree with you on this subject. Baggage is baggage irrespective of the amount we have or have not. Our past does dictate our present, and we have all made mistakes and successes, but why do we feel that we must dwell on the past and especially the bad part. Hope all good with you. Ivan

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