If we take the time to unravel the surreptitious fragments from the past that are veiled in the muddle and jumble of our memory, we may single out the essentials for the present that might be best shots for the future.
The dialectic case of the 'things we do,' the 'things we have done' and the 'things we are going to do' has been haunting present and earlier generations. For ages people have been confronted with the soul-searching question how should I interpret the past and how do I move forward.
Linguistic sayings, which were inherited from century to century, gave us a good deal of remarkable advice and moral guidance in this field: "Do what is right and let come what come may," "Do well and fear not," "Do well and dread no shame."
All those wordings start from the principle that we are the sole judge to evaluate what is right and what is wrong, as long as we act according to the local laws and the regulations of the time. So we need not be afraid of reprisals; we need not be ashamed when we "do things well." So "do your best and do the rest," "do well and have well," "do the likeliest and do the best."
If somehow a few things in the past have not been done properly, we should stick to a rule: we have to learn from our mistakes in the past. Otherwise, we are doomed to repeat them, again and again.
If anyhow we want to move forward, look at a new horizon that lies ahead, discover our inbred life, write our intrinsic script, produce our own story, we needn't ever look back.
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