It’s always so good to look back and see what all we had.For example, we often look back at our childhood.The school days and the days we lived with our parents.All seem to be carefree and lovely days.
Yet there would be some who would not want to look back.Ironically, the past is not very good for some to cherish the memories.Okay,but there is one thing each one of us does and that is to analyse.
We do analyse what happened in the past.It could be a recent past or a long-left-behind past. No matter how we try not to remember things,it keeps coming back to us in some or the other forms. Sometime we feel good about it and sometimes bad.
Ultimately,doing this retrospection always leaves us thinking that it would have been better if I would would’ve done this. and done that. Sometimes we also think about how others behaved in so-and-so situation and it would have been a better situation if that person would’ve done this and said that.
It doesn’t stop here.We also analyse good things as well.Like If we would have written this example my score would have been gone up. If I would have added this punch line to my presentation it would’ve rocked amongst the audience.
But alas..these things are only thoughts and can’t be undone and redone.After all it’s not a software programme where in you run it once and then change the coding wherever required.It’s not a shooting scene where we can edit what all details we need to hide or change.
Yes,it’s life and the incidences of it. The destined things that happen to us all.The one shot movie which has no retakes.We can only think in retro and may be do better or avoid somethings next time to save nine.
In Marathi there is a proverb: “Atya bai la mishya astya tar kaka mahntla asta” [if aunt had mustache she would have been called uncle]
And we all know that there is no point in looking at what happened but doing what we can do to our future..but we still do retrospect and we all like it !Such is life…Such are human beings..knowing it all we tend do things which we probably should not do..hai na ?
of course I’m not saying don’t retrospect at all but there are these kind of people I’ve seen who keep doing retrospection and sulking over what could’ve been done and all that !