Our past should be a stepping-stone to building a better future. By bringing painful memories from our past into our present, we not only bring back memories we would rather leave behind, but will also go on to create disease through stress of carrying those painful memories. I have seen that happen.
I use my own past as a reference point on how I can do things better, how not to do things so I can create a better world around me, so that I’m happy. Without a reference point to a painful past, we will fail to learn how to change our future. A past that has all the right undertones attached to it, won’t entice personal growth in the way a troubled past does.
Although we cannot escape our past, it still represents a life having been lived. However, we must learn how not to let the history behind our past, repeat itself into a new generation.