The Futility of Revisiting the Past

“Going back into the negative past to find happiness is like trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear”–Sydney Banks in Second Chance.  Screen-shot-2013-10-17-at-10.37.12

Each time I write on this topic, or post a quote like the Sydney Banks quote above on Facebook, some people disagree.  That’s not surprising at all.

Therapy culture has taught us that revisiting the past is essential. That it’s perhaps the only way of feeling better in the present and moving forward unencumbered.

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