Not always the brightest bulb in the lamp, I find it funny how watching a program can hit you right at the core of something going on with you at the moment. A thoughtful flash brought an episode of “Black Mirror” titled …. “The Entire History of You” to mind, and the examination of human idiosyncrasy.
This particular episode posed people are given the ability to record everything said, done and heard with the aid of an electronic appliance (a memory implant). This device in your head enables playback, review, and rewind much like a DVR. In other words, the device can potentially assist someone to become fixated on “what’s wrong,” such as past mistakes, failures, and offenses through this easy retrievable.
An electronic aid to remember?
Do we really need one? Our ability to remember is already present; it’s the subject matter that’s selective. This episode was a strikingly clear illustration of a person’s obsessive focus on the past (I resemble that! ha-ha), Honestly.
Nevertheless, I’m not always particularly fond of my frequent boo-boo visitations. Buuut, I’m a “want to understand this sh*T” kind of person. I’ve made some pretty big Boo-Boos and tore up some sh*t, like a natural disaster.
The point I ramble to is this…. with or without some tech gadget, we will replay our f*ups pretty frequently. “If a person’s natural focus is poisoned, they will always find ways to destroy their life and relationships.”
So, the question, “why is it our natural inclination is to focus on our failures, shortcomings & other aversions?” It’s like digging for dirt, you’ll find it! If there is a moral, it’s … “unhappiness will be found if one is in search of it.” Funny huh?
The moments of “personal contentment” are through understanding, appreciation, and acceptance of what is and all the many funny sides of ourselves and life.
The truth, we are definitely so much more than the mistakes we’ve made on our journey.
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