If you could erase one person from your past, would you?
The question stared at me. And there, the charades of people with instances that scorched my soul, that I wanted to and would like to erase from my past flashed before my eyes. Oh no, I am exaggerating. There are only four, or five people who made the list.
As much as I hate dwelling in the past, this question made to travel down the memory lane and have a look over why I want them to be erased.
There is no denying, that life would have been easier without the bad experiences. But the more I thought about it, the more I realize the positive results of a bad experience, by extension people I would like to erase from my past. It wasn’t pleasant, but I have survived, haven’t I? My strength has been tested, and I am here, the stronger version. My tolerance level has been increased, hasn’t it? Even better, now I know the difference between good and bad. Now I appreciate the goodness in people with no failure, with no reservations.
The impact of life lessons on me is made by both the good and the bad experiences in my life. Someone else’s conduct doesn’t dictate me. Yes, it was hard to experience all those which I would like to just erase from my past. Horrendous may have been the experience with someone, but if I learned to be strong, if I learned to appreciate the nice people in my life, if I learned to be grateful for my blessings, through those interactions, then there is no denying them a place in my past.The good ones are valued because the bad ones taught the value by being bad.
Is it complicated? Sure! It’s the way of life to make the simple things complicated and complicated ones simple.
So, given a chance, would you erase someone from your past?
Linking with Friday Reflections prompt ‘If you could erase one person from your past, would you?’