To be pessimistic or not to be pessimistic is the question, the latter is an obvious realization ‘that should be’ second nature. Unfortunately it is not.
Does the past have a leash on the future? Is it symbolically yanking us back when we try to jump that invisible fence, with happiness impatiently waiting on the other side?
The answer is: It all depends on us. To stay on the same course as before will only produce the same results. I’ll leave it to an anonymous quote to say it best:
“If you keep on doing what you’ve always done,
you’ll keep on getting what you’ve always got”
If there is something in life, that is not fulfilling us the action plan is to either tweak or fully make that change.
I’m not one to speak. This is something I’m working on myself. Sometimes the best therapy is putting the solution into words and turning those words into goals and then goals into actions. Even if it’s in a personal journal. This is the step forward.
The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it. ~Wendell Berry
Look not at the days gone by with a forlorn heart. They were simply the dots we can now connect with our present, to help us draw the outline of a beautiful tomorrow. ~Dodinsky