As I wake up early in the morning, I mindlessly brew my morning coffee with only two (2) tablespoons of coffee, no sugar added. I sit over our small garden, staring at the sky, and waiting for the sun to rise. As I ponder over these little things, I thought, “how can I have done it without paying too much attention or a slight thought to it?” The rest is history.
In a fast-paced society where people, events, and opportunities pass by quickly, what are the things we remember? What are the things that make us conscious? Does our mind forget, or rather are we out of focus to let things slip through?
I went through some talks, some articles about memories, and what to remember, I was amazed at how powerful our minds work. The human mind can twist reality, our perspectives, our outlooks in life are all subjective to the things we choose to understand. Our minds can select whichever information it wishes to retain or ignore. And maybe, this is the secret we need to uncover for us to start living for our goals?
“History repeats itself.”
More often than not, this is the first quotation we hear whenever misfortunes happen- It does not only point the blame to the impossible but also expresses your submission to fail. How can history repeat itself when it does not have a life of its own? As critical beings who admit their faults and mistakes, we tend to blame inanimate things for incidents we can’t control. It is not only easy but also convenient as it somehow justifies your need for justification. But should it be tolerated? Does it make us closer to the life we want to live?
I was born in a very liberal period. It was a time where people celebrate their triumphs, their achievements, and even their aspirations. It did not only put pressure on me to grow up and be “successful” based on other people’s standards but also made me relentless in pacing my way forward. All of that, just to fit in and be competitive in society.
After some research, I figured out that our forefathers were looking for the same thing- mutual peace and understanding, and they were in search of leadership. They were looking for reliable connections. They think this will enable them to live their lives better.
Meanwhile, as our generation strives forward, we grew backward. In our earnest search for leadership and good connections, we exhausted all efforts on building an ideology without even realizing what the purpose is-Not only did it caused divisiveness in the society but stopped us from progressing. Had we focused on what mattered to us, would the cycle be repeated?