Does Filtering Your Past Help You Move On?


“I had a fight yesterday with my best friend; 3 months ago, I had an accident; my friend had a break up last week; I managed to get just pass marks in my term exams”…and so on. These incidents are past. Lot of people follow the statement “past is meant to forget”. But they fail to understand that past is meant to forget but not the lesson you learn from your past.

I am sure, all you guys who are reading this article are well aware about the importance of past and its lessons. But there are people who take their past for granted. There are people who get stuck in the past but others accept it, digest it and move on in their life. But my biggest question is will post-mortem of your past help you to move on?

Obviously, different people will have different answers to this question and I am here to express my. You don’t have to accept but at least you will be aware about some other opinions apart from yours. I take bad experiences as teaching sources. Let me tell you with the help of an example. This incident happened when I was in my 5th grade. I scored passing marks in English. Obviously I will be embarrassed.

On one hand when my friends were proudly disclosing their marks, on the other hand, I was unable to talk to anyone. But this did not discourage me. My next action step was analyzing my paper, rectify mistakes and perform well in my next exam. To my surprise, I was the topper in the same subject in my next exam.

Through this example, I wanted to prove my point that filtering your past will help you move on in your life and make your future a better place to live.

Friends, allow your past to be a teacher but not a nightmare.

 – Aishwarya . J

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nidhi vora


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