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When you look back, what do you see?

  1. Elizabeth99 profile image61
    Elizabeth99posted 6 years ago

    When you look back, what do you see?

    When you look back to your past, can you see how it shaped you into the person you are right now? Can you see the decisions that where made by you and others around you that have changed the way you act/think about the world?

  2. Tweetmom profile image77
    Tweetmomposted 6 years ago

    My past childhood is apart of me. My peers and upbringing pretty much shaped my dominant personality.

    When i look back, i do feel angry towards people who have said No to me i the things that i want to achieve in life. People who has pushed me and hurt me and patronize me relentlessly. The negative people that made my path very dark and slippery.

    Nonetheless those were the things we learn from. Those are the scars that we will carry in our life. Like what chief weber said in grey's anatomy:

    "Don't lick your wounds, celebrate them
    The scars you bear are the signs of a competitor.
    you're in a lion fight, just because you didn't win doesn't mean you don't know how to roar."

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    mikeq107posted 6 years ago

    Yes I sure can ...I`m thankful for both the pain and the joy...While the pain hurt and confused me I`m stronger because of it, for as I faced it and healed from it I was able to discover the true joy of living free from it by my choice and forgiveing those That because of thier pain and blindness hurt me.
    So that now I can see them for who they really are, just simply hurting people who have never known true unconditional love and that is how we love our enemies as we forgive them by the strenght of Gods love for them as he first loved us by giving the ultimate sacrfice his son.

    Today I `m so free and full of life because I have left it all behind where it belongs and am grabbing a strong hold of the the present future moments before they are gone forever.

    ok did not see all that coming out LOL
    But then we are writers...:0)

    Thanks for a great question!!!

    Mike :0)

  4. maven101 profile image79
    maven101posted 6 years ago

    I like Auden's answer .." All that we are not stares back at what we are. "...But I still have no regrets...

  5. Vishaaa profile image76
    Vishaaaposted 6 years ago

    the person who stands behind me. BTW i'm in the queue to buy entry ticket for a book fair. tongue

  6. Dexter Yarbrough profile image83
    Dexter Yarbroughposted 6 years ago

    Yes. I try to acknowledge things that happen, especially the bad  and move forward. However, I try not to look back too often. Someone once mentioned that if you continue to look in the rearview  mirror, you are bound to run into something ahead of you.

    I try to use the past storms and dark days to help me to stay focused on a much brighter horizon.

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    Sunnie Dayposted 6 years ago

    A life with its up's and downs but a life rich in love.

  8. moonfairy profile image81
    moonfairyposted 6 years ago

    certainly. The hurdles made me jump higher, the different paths made me walk stronger, the disappointments made me fight harder, and the people I've known along the way have made me laugh harder and love deeper. Life has taught me that I'm a fighter and will do whatever needs to be done to make things right. It's also taught me that I'm passionate about things that are important to me. It's taught me that I'm loyal to the core and will defend to the death.
    My past has most definetely shaped me, the things I've learned along the way are priceless.

  9. Daffy Duck profile image60
    Daffy Duckposted 6 years ago

    I see actions that I can learn from, mostly mistakes.

  10. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    When I look back at the beginning years, I see turmoil and unhappiness, and in the last 40 years I see a loving family that is the most precious thing on earth to me, and when I look between the lines, I see wonderful things, but also a lot of wasted time on my part--things I have left undone so-to-speak.

  11. CARIBQUEEN profile image74
    CARIBQUEENposted 6 years ago

    When I look back I can trace where I have been to where I am now. At the time I wondered if I was making the right decisions for my life. However, I placed my trust in God and asked him to pave the way for me. I am in a happy place right now so it seems that I made the right decisions and I am quite pleased. I do not have any regrets as I realise every failure was a stepping stone to future success and failure also helped me to make positive changes in my life. Thank God.

  12. Roger Rabbit profile image59
    Roger Rabbitposted 6 years ago

    September 11th, 2001. I saw it with my own two eyes.
    It was the first thing I thought of, enough said.

  13. MakeEasyCash profile image71
    MakeEasyCashposted 6 years ago

    life, opportunity, successes, failures - i see what i am today smile

  14. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image98
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 6 years ago

    It's amazing how people say that I used to be such a good, nice, smart person - I wonder if they think that I'm none of those things now!

    Our perception of what is real changes most every single day that we are living.  I suppose that sometimes senility gets in the way of that, etc.

  15. vrint profile image63
    vrintposted 6 years ago

    When I look back, I see the mistakes made and learnings from them.

  16. Bella Vida profile image61
    Bella Vidaposted 6 years ago

    A glance at the past shows me some paths I could have taken but did not necessarily see back then...I am happy with the route I've taken so far though (missed opportunities and all),  and I definitely keep looking forward...eager to catch a glimpse of my "better self"...Hello future!