Monday 24 February 2014

If LIFE had......DELETE button !

How many times you wished that you forget few incidents in life? Incidents which remind us of our mistakes; sometimes childish behavior, and many times when ego ruled over our hearts. Yes, even I have a list of it and wish if such incidents would not occur at all. And sometimes by the time you realize the mistake, the moment of sorry had already finished. Yes they say that it’s never late in saying sorry but I feel words are more felt when said at right time. (But it’s not that I don’t say late sorry; better late than never at least I feel lighter in myself) So I would delete all those moments from my life and everything would be so goody good. I would have never hurt someone, no hard feelings, no mistakes to regret upon and I would be the best. Do you also feel the same way?

If Life had DELETE button

But that could only be in our imagination. But on a second thought, incidents which we forget by passing time firstly must be never that of importance to us and secondly we might not have learnt anything from it. Because the incidents and stuff, which we carry on and remember our whole life are the one from which lessons were learnt (from mistakes). If such incidents are deleted then all such mistakes would also be erased then most importantly all such lessons would also be erased.

So from where would I learn lessons from life if no mistakes?

Each phase in life is alike a chapter, which teaches us many things and when it is completed we definitely learn from it. It’s like knowing moral of the story from each one at the end. That’s why it’s well said life is a never ending experience and each day teaches us something new. Peter Mc Williams expressed “To avoid situations in which you might make mistakes may be the biggest mistake of all”. So I would not delete all mistakes from life, but forget some incidents that are of no importance and instead remembrance of the lessons would remind me what to do in future.

Therefore it’s better to remind the brain and heart the good you learnt from your bad. In that sense you can be always goody good and near perfect. And of course, experience is gained by the passing time from various incidents; and ups & down in life, so always have the urge to learn. Because “once you are content with learning then not much fun is left to live”. Barry Lepartner very beautifully expressed “Good Judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment”.

Wishing if I had a delete button is similar to wishing a Midas touch where later realizing that such wishes are not fruitful for a longer time.We could later repent for deleting our mistakes as we have not learnt anything in life.

“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.” – Mary Tyler Moore


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  1. Mistakes make us grow. We must remember the lessons.
    Agree with you.
    No eraser or delete button is present in reality.

  2. hi ladies we met at the Rama Arya workshop by indiblogger remember.
    If any of you feel that you need to hit the delete button, take a week off, come down to Goa/Udupi I promise I will help you deal with this.


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