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From ancient times, Humanity has survived tremendous punishments. Ice Age, Slavery, Plagues and Wars. But imagine where the world would be if none of these things have had happened. A true belief and majority of the population curses these events for the situation where we are at today. Lack of technology to cure cancer, which mostly occurs because of the bad habits we possess. Lack of stamina to run a marathon of 42 KMs, which is not that long if we compare ourselves with our ancestors who used to hunt the animals by injecting poison into their systems and chase them until one drops dead.Sometimes they made us run and sometimes for miles we had to follow them, but we did and returned home carrying that animal. Humanity curses War, But most of the Nations today still have some kind of dispute with their bordering country or even within the nation. Plagues were cruel. Spanish plague, one of the notorious there is, killed at least one-third of the population of the world at the time, but in the present time there are more cruel diseases lying around in your dustbin and yet we don't care. The solution is not some medical science breakthrough. It is within us.
Wars, Plagues, Natural Changes all these were good topics to discuss in the old times, but right now everyone wants to know which political party is better and which meme channel posts the funniest memes. It is in trend now, but it is not permanent. Humans have developed a skill over the thousands of years of first civilization. This skill is hidden, and most of the people don't know this yet. It begins when from the childhood. Everyone remembers a new born baby crying for the first time and the funny things it does when it starts to talk or walk, but does the baby remembers it? Most of the people would not even remember when did they start walking the first time or when did they speak their first word. Days go by and we grow. Teenage is the most imbalanced time for hormones, we go through puberty, have our face covered with pimples, we develop sexual feelings based on our preferences and start yelling at parents for no reasons, but at around 22 to 25 of the age, these all things vanish. We start building relationships more serious, have maturity to understand parents and don't have to use fancy soaps and creams to make our face prettier. We don't even remember why did all those things after we cross certain age. Then comes the adulthood, and lots of responsibilities and lots of pressure with it but still many of us go through it swinging. We take many turns and risks building our career. We overtake employees and close friends or move to a different location where no one knows who we are and we did that just for the betterment of our life, and even sacrificed some great relationships in the former place that we left. Still, we build a new group of friends and share many precious moments with them.
If you got the context of the story then you know I am talking about that skill only. The skill of clearing our conscience from the past mistakes or memories. Though many of us claim that they don't forget the ones they loved. That is somewhat true, but not totally. Forgetting a person according to me doesn't mean there won't be a chance or time that the particular person will hit our mind. Smell, Location and Sounds are the most common points, our mind pick memories from. If you meet your SO in a coffee bar everyday. ie. Had your first date there, first fight, first kiss or even the breakup. There will be a time, when suddenly your mind will trigger a memory of you two when you drive or walk by that place. This doesn't mean you can not forget them. It just means that our mind is normal.
Actually humans were considered to be pack hunters in the old time. But not now, everyone has their own set of problems and some of them are not even worthy of sharing or some of them might be too personal to share, These hectic, painful and uneasy life would be worse if we didn't forget these things. We actually should be thankful to our mind for forgetting those things, and we never realize whether we tell it or not, it doesn't remind us unless something or someone triggers it manually. Imagine your life when your mind reminded of that embarrassing moment in high school, or that sad moment when your pet died. This might make one's life miserable in one week. And humanity have seen these cases where a person went mad solely because he could not forget something or someone. So what does that? Our mind? Someone else? It all depends on the psychological and physiological upbringing of the person.
We are lone wolves, if you actually think of that. Our body and mind are purely separate from the world until we learn to talk and observe. The world is enlightened equally everywhere and it will be always. A person might think this enlightenment as a ray of hope or a light of destruction. It is the duty of all the lone wolves to take care of themselves and always be on guard because somewhere in this jungle, a pack of a pessimist and ungrateful wolves is always on the hunt. It is not a philosophical essay I know, but I just wanted to share this as from my personal experience I can confirm, our mind helps in forgetting things by default, but the environment that triggers that bad and dark memory will only change if you move or make it move. There are too many ways you can change a bad habit or forget a bad memory. Yoga, exercise, sex, humor and meditation are some of them. We can consume and use them in limited manner to help change ourselves or in other words, moving ourselves from the environment. Insulation works only if the limitations are maintained. It breaks when the pressure comes from within or from outside. So this insulation will help in a limited manner. But changing the environment will always help. It is possible in all the matters where tension is spreading. changing the environment mostly consists of facing the situation and tackling it until it changes, keeping in mind that these all will be forgotten one day.
Humanity will continue to strive if the mind keeps forgetting. Be grateful to this power as its a gift that was uncalled for.