Monday, June 6, 2011

new direction

Yesterday i was talking to some friends and had an idea. I thought about how when you look back on embarassing situations you tend to feel horrible about yourself for that brief moment when you knew you did something socially unacceptable. But the strange thing was that as i realized some of these things i did there were some that were worse than others (specifically punching my uncle straight in the nuts for no reason when i was 8). But then i thought about it and didnt truly feel that embarassed about it. This is when i got to thinking, as you grow older from an event of this nature (we all have these moments) you tend to disconnect from the person you were at a younger age. But then the conversation drifted to all the good memories of when you were a child and you feel good inside like you are reminiscing on an award you won at an earlier age. So this means that your mind must have an automatic content filter based on good and bad memories to allow you to move on from negative influences in your past and the positive memories of your childhood and i couldnt help but feel that by having these bad memories blocked if it wasnt actually a bad thing. by disassociating yourself with these embarassing situations we arent actually helping ourselves but instead increasing the chances that an event like that will happen again. So the next time you get into a mood where you look back on all of the embarassing situations you have put yourself in take a moment and reflect on the way it made you feel and make changes in your personality so you dont have to feel that social awkwardness again. Just a thought and thanks for reading!

17 comments:

  1. I think the same good sir.
    Big like for you blog.

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  2. That's the nature of learning from your mistakes :)

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  3. Exactly, that's some nice thinking. It's the best way to learn.

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  4. That was very interesting. Thanks for the read!

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  5. nice perspective. I don't really remember anything that bad from my early childhood but I did some stupid things in high school. I'm still embarrassed about certain stuff when I think back..

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  6. Now that you put it that way. there is a disassociation with our own younger age, ^^ i guess the things that we have done earlierin life, much later in life seem insignificant and a little funny at times, but it permits a new perspective on what we have done and how we did it.

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  7. very interesiting to read!

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  8. First sentence and I've already remembered numerous things I've done...sheesh.

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  9. I find a similar situation when playing old games, they are never as good as they were when you played them at 5 years old.

    Liking the blog, followed.

    Here's mine if you're interested:
    http://serenityindex.blogspot.com/

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  10. Too many things to name I have embarrassment for that I did in high school. Worst was having a long time crush on a best friend, finally admitting it to them, & them laughing in my face. After a minute they figured out I was serious. Ugh.

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  11. Wow, you really are FULL of insight.

    Your blog posts are mysterious...But I like that!!

    Followed!

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  12. it's a really good point. The human mind is an amazing thing. I'd never considered the notion that our actions and memories can shape the person that we are

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  13. it's an interesting idea hmm

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  14. continue... :P haha good read mate, keep it going.
    +following

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  15. Can't begin to count the number of times I've looked back at my embarrassing moments and winced. Good read.

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