Tuesday

...you realize it's impossible not to think about people from the past. Your brain just goes there. Ghosts. You realize even the hardest people think about people from their past whether they want to or not...

8 comments:

PoisOn CoAtEd ELiXir said...

The hardest people think about the people from their past- they might not necessarily "yearn" for them, or even dwell on them.

Jennifer B said...

aww... that was sweet of you to be thinking about me. hahaha

mike said...

Yeah, I'm with you. In my line of work it's a given that you'll cross paths with people you've worked/lived with in the past.

I'd relate it to high school reunions, as much as you hated some people - they've changed and are more agreeable...but there are plenty of people that are still assholes.

But my 38yrs have taught me that Dale Carnegie had a point, you can get along with anyone as long as you understand their motivation.

Pacian said...

Right, but when the hardest people think of someone from the past it's like, "Yeah, I remember so-and-so, and I especially remember GRINDING HIM INTO THE DIRT like an INSIGNIFICANT INSECT. MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!" And so forth.

Bobby said...

I want to think that even the hardest people have their tender moments - where they regret stuff they did and wish they could undo it and stuff. But I keep thinking about this book I read, The Sociopath Next Door. One in twenty-five people are sociopaths - they have no emotional connection to other people at all - they feel no guilt at all.

lluviation said...

that's a terrifying thought. very terrifying...i mean, is that really right, because that is an awfully lot of people.

going back and thinking about people from our past, in a way, is also a bit of self-reflection...at least don't you think so? if people make up our histories, don't they also make up who we are today?

Billy said...

strange man how my last post this morning kinda hinges to that perspective.

Bobby said...

lluviation - you should go read Billy's post. For real.