We're our past
Muse #335 - live with it, learn from it, build on it
We’re our past. History is our story. It’s part of us whether we value them to be good or bad. And we should learn to live with it. We can just wish it away or erase it. We need to learn from it. And work with it to build on it. Whether we like it or not.
I write this because I see things that I am aghast with. At people who are trying to correct the wrongs from yesterday. And with those corrections are committing new wrongs. Getting even today with somebody for the faults generations ago is pure lunacy.
I also see attempts to rewrite history. History itself is already biased and written from a perspective of survivorship bias. I don’t really understand what this meddling with and tampering using narratives of retrospective coherence to tell new revised stories from today’s viewpoint are going to achieve except some superficial victory of sorts. And to what end?