The Longest Trip

I think it’s a crime to tell someone to forget the past.

I’ve heard plenty of people tell other people to leave the past behind them. They say not to dwell on things that have happened.

I disagree.

While it’s not healthy to obsess about the negative things that have happened to us in our lives, it is certainly important to note that these incidents helped shape who we are.

A friend of mine is having some problems letting go of an issue. I told her that it’s okay to think about it, but to make it the sole purpose of her life may be stretching it a bit.

Some of her friends tell her to forget what’s troubling her. They ask her to bury it, so that it may never resurface.

In my opinion, it’s always good to deal with it in a constructive way, and move on. It will always be there in your mind. But if you choose to acknowledge your past, you will have a much easier time moving on with life.

On any trip, it’s always wise to carry at least a little baggage.


My Writing Sux

Have I become so entrenched in the keyboard interface that I have forgotten how to do cursive?

One would think so, considering I had to toss out several Christmas cards several times due to crappy writing.

The sad part is that I think that most of the people who receive the good ones still won’t be able to read them.