I have been thinking about this for a while. When people go through difficult times, sometimes they want to go back to their “old selves.” For example, sometimes an event can change people, for better or for worse. When it’s for the worse, a lot of folks say they want to go back to the way they used to be. Except, I don’t think that’s possible.
Hear me out and hopefully this will make sense. No one can ever go back to an old self after such an event because the old self only existed because there was never such an event to begin with. We are forever changed by the things that happen in our lives and it can never go back to the way it was.
So we have to create a new version of ourselves. We can grab pieces of our “old” self to incorporate in the new one and it will never be the same. We can only hope that for whatever purpose these events had in our lives that we are able to grow from them and change, hopefully, for the better.
Everyday will be a new you. Everyday you will have learned something new and you can choose what you want to do with that knowledge.
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You are so right. We can’t go back to who we were before something happened to change us, without removing that event from our lives. We grow and change and it is all good, even when it doesn’t seem to be a positive change, because it is leading us on the next step of our paths.