People who live in the past generally are afraid to compete in the present. I've got my faults, but living in the past is not one of them. There's no future in it...
I could not have stated it any better than one of my Facebook friends. This is what she has to say:
It's a damn shame that I know ppl like that!!! They know nothing beyond the past!!! And there they will stay!!!!
This is so true for so many people. They dwell too much on the past and can never see beyond their noses. Like me, you may also know many like these, be it family, friends, acquaintances...the list goes on and on.
People who live in the past tend to hold on to grudges. It seems that their lives are defined by this, and they fear that if they let go they might realize what a mistake they have been living, and what they thought was so terrible in reality was just a bump on the way.
I would be a liar if I said I never had a grudge against someone. Sure I did and sure I do, but sometimes you have to put everything into perspective and see the bigger picture. Sometimes you accept someones shortcomings even if they have been not been the nicestest of people towards you. There is always a bigger picture and for the better of everyone involved it is sometimes as Arvid says, "just carry on like as if nothing has happened although you know differently. Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names " As they say,
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
Have a great day all ...
Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed....