Monday Moaning: Past Present!
I know it all sound so idealogical soon as one might read this title. But the reality might be different as there are many views or opinions from how we see it. And going straight into the arena and put myself out there. We have been looking at it in a wrong way.
The past is something that has already happened and is our basic knowledge from which we move forward. It is a base line we follow but deviate from every single day as we all have a feeling that we do not want to come to a standstill and keep a foot in the past. We look back as if it is garbage that has been thrown away or something we do not want to go back to.
As we gotten smarter, though that is something that can be argued about just the same, we like to think we know better and are doing better in this present. And I have once said that the past is the present for the future.
But in what way is that true if we leave it for what it is. Think about the past as something to forget and create new basics. In reality though we seem to be adding layers upon layers and confusing ourselves to where some idea came from.
No, this is not to say we should just erase our past as it is what made us what we are today. Right or wrong we moved on but are afraid to commit our mistakes and turn back time if it was asked of us. Instead we force ourselves forward and are most likely bound to be making mistakes in the process.
True that the past is not the present and never will be but it was a foot print left from which was set in motion a change.
So what is the past to you?
Is it old and dusty and full of nonsense, or can we still learn from it? Is everything from that time really so bad as we say these days or is it our conscious not wanting to admit a wrong.
The past is the present in a way it was given to us faults and all the good, it does however depends how we use it. Toy with it like a spoilt brad for a minute and then throwing it away as boring. Would you be the boy or girl keeping it safe as a treasure only to look at it when things go wrong. Or the nerd who would dissect learn and also see that is wasn’t all bad and that the bad was changed or change it for the better.
What’s more is that the future can’t give you any certainties that the past holds.
How come we are looking away when we make a mistake and simply put it off as the past. And when things go right it is the present.
Fickle as we are we stare back at our past and rethink our present in the hope to change the future.
And it becomes funnier when we would admit that something was done better in the past but we come up with arguments that we should still change it. That we as a community can’t and should not run back to something that worked in the past.
Who would come up with things like that?
The past can be perfectly implemented into our present day if we so truly want it. It is not as if we are going back in time, we just adept our daily lives to something that worked in the past. For some reason or another we are not able to and be all full of air and bright ideas and say we are smarter than our ancestors.
How one looks back at the past is for each and everyone of us different.
Our blueprints may differ but no one dares to look at them and start up a conversation.
The best example is the education and health care in this country. How it got worse over time through ideas that never seemed to work. And while people say we should go back to how it was, no one is wiling to admit defeat and there wrong. Second there is not a soul who is wiling to take the blame.
Is the past something to have come back?
Not everything was as great as it sounds by our grandparents, but we should not disregard them as ancient and dumb ideas. Or thoughts that could never work here and now.
In the end even the past does not old all the answer for today, and it is on those issues we need the most answers if we want to have a fighting change for a future. Improving is one thing, holding on to something strong or things that work perfectly most certainly is not wrong but we are not holding on to it often enough.
This is a rambling of an old man, sure enough but I am pretty sure my old values with some adaptations are not old fashioned to say the least but are looked at is if I am from the stone age. IN a time where community and society was a common good we are now fighting to get it back while innovations push us another way.
The past is our present we kept hidden on the attic without ever taking a good look at it. Our eyes set on the future while we stumble across our present achievements.
What will become of our future if we only see what might be but never what is or was.