Sunday, 28 November 2010

Damaged

As time passes by we meet more people, have more experiences and hopefully become a better person. But what happens when people become damaged goods. The experiences somehow make them more pathetic, they think they want to move on but they only cling to the past more. Every memory from their past comes back to haunt them and the only thing they want from their future is a chance to recreate their past. How do I deal with these damaged goods ?

4 comments:

paulsifer42 said...

Part of the beauty of being human is that, with work, we can change how we think about our past and behave differently now. A person is no longer "damaged" once they believe that they are not. Life acceptance is what needs to be looked for. What happened in the past did, in fact, suck, and we don't have to like it. What we can do is accept that life is that way sometimes, but we can move on into thiking about it differently.
Part of the issue with wanting to relive a past is that time only exists in the absolute present. The past is waht builds us into what we are now, so it cannot, and arguably, should not be recreated. Enjoy the now, and learn from the past.

CD said...

So I met someone today who I wish wasn't carrying the baggage of his past... and so many more like him. I made my peace with my past and one day I hope I shall meet someone who has done the same too.

paulsifer42 said...

Got it. That is really hard to see, especially in a person that we wish we could get close to. I'm sure this is something you already know, but he is a person who needs to take care of his baggage himself. I'm all for being supportive, but I think you're right in being hopeful in meeting someone who has their baggage taken care of. No human is strong enough to lift another's load.

CD said...

Amen to that !!