1. Andrew
    August 23, 2010 @ 5:54 am

    Aww ok. Yeah, I read your latest and liked it as well.

  2. Keith Savage
    August 22, 2010 @ 3:28 pm

    I think a direct follow-up will have to wait. My latest post touches on the idea peripherally.

  3. Andrew
    August 22, 2010 @ 12:13 pm

    You are always inspiring, no worries on that account.
    I remember a poem from Emily Dickinson that I had to read in college. She talked about self-inflicting pain just to feel alive. I wonder if what you talk about the emotions is like that. Our sense of “self” doesn’t seem to like the idea of losing bits; so we attempt to hold onto everything. By rehitting those emotional pathways in the brain they stay there.
    Thanks for the insight and I look forward as well to a follow up to the original article that you mentioned. Still in the works?

  4. Keith Savage
    August 21, 2010 @ 1:17 am

    Andrew, I really liked this. I think there is a fear of forgetting something that made an impact an you. I think this fear is born out of sentimentality, out of ourselves desperately seeking to feel emotions since, for many, it’s how we feel most human.

    Great post and I’m glad I was able to help inspire.

  5. Andrew
    August 18, 2010 @ 9:38 pm

    Agreed, but who has no regrets in their past? I personally have let my past control me overly, which is where I get to say; ok those past learned lessons I don’t want anymore, so I’m moving on.

  6. Andrew
    August 18, 2010 @ 9:37 pm

    Thanks, that quote just appeared in my head one day. It seems quite to describe where I feel some days.

  7. Amanda Williams
    August 18, 2010 @ 6:04 am

    An interesting topic. I think that this is a case where balance really has to come into play. I think it’s important to be able to look back on the past — the good and the bad — and cultivate memories and learn lessons. But, at the same time, I think it’s equally important to move on and be in the present, looking into the future, as well. I don’t like to dwell on things to much; I’m not a dweller. But, if something really good has happened in my past, I do like to remember it. (Hence my huge photo collection and travel blog.) I guess I’m both a collector of memories, but also a person who’s constantly planning the next, new adventure.

  8. yTravel Blog
    August 17, 2010 @ 6:31 am

    I love the quote you finished with. Perfect. Your past needs to stay exactly there- in the past. I think you have to take what you learned from the experience and then let it go with gratitude, and just live each moment in appreciation for what it is offering you now.

  9. Laurence Norah
    August 16, 2010 @ 5:34 pm

    I believe that even bad decisions can lead to new adventures and outcomes, and even if the only outcome is a learning point that helps us make better future decisions, it is still worth remembering to avoid repeating an error. The risk of course is to shy away from new experiences as a result of past memories. Everything we have ever done has led us up to the current point in our lives, and if you are happy with your current point, then there is no reason to regret the past.