Question of the Day – No. 260 Which circumstances make you think about your past? Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrMoreLinkedInRedditPinterestPocketTelegramWhatsAppSkypeEmailLike this:Like Loading... 65 thoughts on “Question of the Day – No. 260” Add yours most of them. ECHO ECHO LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How come? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I spend too much focus on the past. ECHO ECHO LikeLiked by 1 person Mostly when action or inaction seems to impinge on the present LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So only when the past has an actual influence? Example: “If I didn’t ate so much junk food last year, I wouldn’t be so fat today”. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Sure that is the pain, regret or celebration LikeLiked by 1 person For the longest time, I avoided watching shows like forensic files and etc. Every time I watch one I have to stop and think about cases I worked where I might have done a better job. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply When you “go back in time”, you only think about work? LikeLike Reply My kids LikeLiked by 1 person Reply What about the past they make you think about? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It’s a looooong story but their dad ditched them and it makes me think about when he cared about them ☹️ LikeLiked by 1 person Reblogged this on Streams Of Destiny. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you very much for your reblog! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply You are welcome! 2019 could be a big year for us! LikeLiked by 1 person I’m sure it will! LikeLiked by 1 person Just wrote a new post on an old story idea I have that I am thinking about rebooting. Feedback solicited and encouraged. (This is over on “Perils of Improbable Potholes.”) LikeLiked by 1 person Specific key words or some people’s stories/experiences LikeLiked by 2 people Reply About what do you mostly think about? LikeLike Reply Either a remorseful memory or a funny moment, what about you? LikeLiked by 1 person I try to keep the past in the past and concentrate on the future. When I choose to go back in the past, I try to find the beautiful moments. Usually, when I write about something I remember about some past experiences. Mostly, embarrassing moments. LikeLiked by 2 people When deciding how to move forward in my present time and future. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply How often does that happen? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply At least once a week at present. LikeLiked by 1 person When I feel unwanted or used LikeLiked by 2 people Reply I hope that doesn’t happen too often… LikeLike Reply Since I’m a memoir writer, I think about the past almost every day. I like to reframe the stories and give them new meanings, as part of the tapestry rather than the whole of the cloth. -Rebecca LikeLiked by 2 people Reply How do you feel when you do that? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Happy, sad, feelings transformed, and empowered. LikeLiked by 1 person Found out one of my instructors from school 30 years ago passed away recently. I started thinking about everybody I knew from that school and wondering what they were all up to or if they were even still alive. Let’s just say we weren’t exactly the most reputable bunch. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Have you been in touch with any of them? LikeLike Reply My senses play a key role in memory. If I hear a certain song or watch a certain movie it can bring me back to a key point in life. Smells do the same thing. Fresh bread and mowed grass takes me right back to childhood. If I drive down a road I haven’t in years it will put me right back in the moment and let me feel and see what I was experiencing at that time. Anything really has the power to trigger a memory, good or bad they are always there. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I’m the same way. 😁 LikeLiked by 2 people Reply Music does it for me. Doesn’t even have to be music from my past. LikeLiked by 3 people Reply Very interesting! About which parts of your past does music makes you think? LikeLike Reply Could be anything. A simple line in a song can send me back. Sometimes to me being a stupid teenager, sometimes to events from 5 years ago. Music has that power. In very sad moments, I avoid music. (Probably the only time I ever do so.) I don’t want a song attached to that feeling. LikeLiked by 1 person Live in the same city I was born so driving by certain places will bring back memories about different people. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply How helpful is that for you? LikeLike Reply Comforting in ways , painful i others, don’t give it that much thought, it’s just life. LikeLiked by 1 person Trauma and also those moments that changed me for, I hope, the better. LikeLiked by 2 people Reply That’s interesting! What kind of trauma? LikeLike Reply When I feel like I am making the same mistake once again… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Do you still do the mistake after you remember the past? LikeLike Reply It’s not really about the mistakes. I am a very reactionary person. So say I get out of a dinner party and I think, “I talked too much, I bored people.” Next time I get out of a party, I will think, “Oh crap, I did it again.” Over time, I take control of it, recognizing the problem AS I am doing it, not after. LikeLiked by 1 person Seeing families together. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I hope that brings good memories 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Yes and no: bittersweet LikeLiked by 1 person The past is triggered through small things, It can be a song which suddenly comes on radio reminding you of your friend who loved that song, it cane be quote that you read somewhere reminds you of the another person who said that to you. Past is amalgamated with bits and pieces of you 🙂 and its very easy to go back down the memory lane if something triggers it 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you! Very true! How often do you go back down the memory lane? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply I think I when I write I go down that way alot 🙂 thats why I end up writing alot of memoirs 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Mostly I have blocked many events from the past and sometimes I feel surprised how I totally forgot some things and moments…probably I have buried them deep down or so…But circumstances that make me think of the past vary from a simple scent (scents are important to me, they trigger memories) to a song or a place….or when I’m so sad some days and down I tend to blame myself for some decisions, when I feel I didn’t accomplish so much, I blame myself for not doing this and that when I had the chance…otherwise I try to block the past as much as I can because the good memories are few and I don’t like to regret what I can’t change… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply True! And you shouldn’t regret what you cannot change because it’s useless… LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Pingback: ghost / reader / writer – Living Inside Love Passing through old neighbourhoods LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How often do you do it? LikeLike Reply Often enough ☺ LikeLiked by 1 person Struggling for present is enough to occupy my past taught me everything it wanted me to be the perfect imperfect person I salute each and every word from the worst I respect and salute the kindness and message of nobility from it and believe me my past is my protector be careful my present and future enough of threats of demise I have prayers from them LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s nice! How often do you think about your past? LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Do u think we only think we are supposed to be doing stuff past is now even the article you wrote dear LikeLiked by 1 person I’m not sure I follow. I’m not saying we are supposed to do it, but we do it from time to time. If we can realize when we do it and how often we do it, we can do something about that frequency so it can decrease. It’s about awareness and acting upon it. LikeLiked by 1 person See everyone has pasts how they deal is up to them what can one do try to be more receptive to the present and future unknown LikeLiked by 1 person Yes, I agree. LikeLike Thank u LikeLiked by 1 person Reply My present LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Can you get into more details? LikeLike Reply music, places etc etc LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply to Gee Jen Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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