Sunday, January 23, 2011

Reminiscence


What is it about the past? We reminisce as if we have never known happiness. As if content and satisfaction are alien to us. Often i find myself pondering what i should have done and said, and how my responses would alter my present from what it is. The downside of having a sharp memory is that you remember that bad times twice as much as the good ones. Like they say : Nostalgia is just like an english grammer lesson... You find the present tense, but the past perfect!

7 comments:

Chirag Anand said...

Not that we remember our bad times more than the happy times, I think its the other way around.
Just that we get nostalgic and melancholic by remembering our happy times, which we cannot relive, and therefore they have a considerable impact on our present.

Aman Mehra said...

correct.. i once read somewhere.. "when you reminisce good moments more than create them, you have grown old"

Chirag Anand said...

I think today's generation is growing old early by that means. As people are getting mature earlier, so they are experiencing things way early in their lives.
Even though they are physically young (not necessarily though :p), they are mentally older than the previous generation.

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Chirag Anand said...

I miss those good old "thinking" days. :p

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