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Forget Future! No way, the past only

Does your past haunts? What'll be one's reply? Sure, it'll be different for all, person to person. We seldom skip our past. While driving if we succeed in avoiding an accident, it haunts for long time. During school days I went through a chapter 'Forgetting', in our English prose book which highlighted the importance of deliting things from memory. A new book "Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life" by Gail Blanke, advocates the theory of forgetting. I often think that we're getting addicted to unnecessary infos. I've noticed many among my friends keep track on unwanted things which barley found concerned to them.
In Newsweek Raina Kelley writes :
I never even considered changing my ways until The BlackBerry Incident. The phone was lost in my laundry pile for three hours despite nonstop looking. If acceptance is the first step toward recovery, then let me say here: I buy too much stuff. So it was with great excitement that I read "Throw Out Fifty Things: Clear the Clutter, Find Your Life" by Gail Blanke, a professional motivator and contributor to Real Simple magazine. Her premise, namely that stuff is just "life plaque" holding us back from achieving our true potential, was thrilling. My collections were hindering my progress! Forget about 50 things, I could throw out 500 things (in an hour).
The magazine adds :
"Blanke also stresses in her book that it is crucial to throw away those parts of your emotional past that are holding you back. "Don't spend a lot of time analyzing what worked and didn't work in the past. Let it go so you can live and work in the present. Be here now." Blanke may be a motivator, but I must respectfully disagree. Step over that pile of books, shove the laundry off the bed and analyze your past to your heart's content. Thinking about why you once overspent or collected compulsively can stop you from doing it again. I hate to drag out an old chestnut, but Faulkner said it best: "The past is never dead. In fact, it's not even past."
So, be with present, forget past, but not the future, of course. It's a must do in this phase of recessation. Live with, whatever going on... Forget all, not the mind. Not kidding, eh! [Pic, Curtsey :]
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