Friday, February 24, 2012

Relive Joy

There's an ad for Dish TV which shows a college student glued to his TV in the hostel room . India wins a match . He jumps up in glee and starts celebrating. His sleepy , irritable room mate asks him to shut up. At which point a third guy enters the scene and asks why he is objecting to his friend celebrating India's victory ? To which the sleepy guy replies that the actual match happened weeks ago . This guy keeps watching the recorded version and celebrates noisily each time !:)

Most of us relive some aspects of our past . We have a default internal programming to relive past sorrows.

Let's take a cue from the ad and heartily relive joys . Wise folks across ages counsel us to live in the present. But if we must make a trip into the past - let the destination be the joyous moments.


Amit said...

Well said Savita! It's no use remembering past sorrows but remembering past enjoyable memories helps us to make our future more successful and enjoyable.

Savitha Rao said...

Thanks Amit :)

Savitha Rao said...

On a related note..“If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of troubles.” ~Elbert Hubbard