instead of just remember

instead of just remember

A Poem by David george
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like the moment you see the pattern
and the world becomes a picture. . . 

if you learn to see the good
before you see what's wrong

this entire thing gets easier

if you learn yourself to think
instead of just remember 

© 2019 David george


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I like to say hope for the best, prepare for the worst. I think there is equal value in both remembering and thinking, seeing the good and the bad. The tricky part is not focusing more on one or another. If we see the good, but remember the bad, it helps us appreciate more that which we have good and if we think, will keep us from repeating the mistakes that led to the bad.
You've shared a piece of wisdom here that, if we are thinkers, we will use to our advantage.

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Lyanth

1 Week Ago

Yes, quite crowded over here..I have family in Jersey and Delaware. Ever been to the city?
David george

1 Week Ago

A long, long time ago. I live just outside of Chicago and can tell you that they are very different.. read more
Lyanth

1 Week Ago

Agreed, I live an hour outside of the city and it's still too crowded for me.



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DAH
If only to think and not remember, or to remember
to think ... there, real and unreal are the same.
The human as author thinks too much, or remembers
what they were thinking ... myth?

I'm skeptical of my thoughts ...
because to remember is a heavy load.

Nice poem, nicely delivered!

DAH


Posted 3 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I think you have to dig deeper to find the good that is there, especially nowadays. However it is there if you choose to look. You don't have to search far to see what's bad, we appear to be surrounded by it. The art is trying to get a balanced perspective and not be weighed down by the negatives. So I guess you need to remember that and think to look more positively. Does that sound like garbage?

Chris

Posted 5 Days Ago


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David george

5 Days Ago

No. That's more or less a correct interpretation.

It takes more effort to think th.. read more
What I got from this was that we remember something how we want to remember it but when we really think about that moment, it might be different. Like when a group of people remember the same memory different.
It made me think and I really enjoyed it.

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David george

5 Days Ago

We humans have a powerful brain. It collects information dynamically, can act and react independant.. read more
David george

5 Days Ago

We humans have a powerful brain. It collects information dynamically, can act and react independant.. read more
David george

5 Days Ago

Damn it... that posted twice. This website is really starting to piss me off lately. It's slow, b.. read more
"if you learn to see the good
before you see what's wrong"......love those lines.

my grandfather we lived with all my life said to me from an early age,
treat people how you would like to be treated and always see the good in people, not the bad.




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David george

5 Days Ago

It's objectively good advice I think. The key is to be able to do both though. Being critical has .. read more
What I have taken from this is:
Remembering requires feelings and emotions. Even cells within the human body can remember certain events, feelings, reactions, like when you had the flu or chicken pox. " Memory cells ".
Thinking does not require emotions or feelings, kind of like a calculator. It is more calculating and goal oriented, but can also be about a time that has passed by.....
and in that, one can think about how a situation may have a different outcome than the previous attempt.

Posted 6 Days Ago


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David george

6 Days Ago

That was a superb review. Thank you for that.
This is what everyone gotta learn, depression comes just in the opposite way. But here here we aim to be happy and walk towards life. :)

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Deep and beautifully crafted

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David george

6 Days Ago

Thanks. Glad you liked it.
I like to say hope for the best, prepare for the worst. I think there is equal value in both remembering and thinking, seeing the good and the bad. The tricky part is not focusing more on one or another. If we see the good, but remember the bad, it helps us appreciate more that which we have good and if we think, will keep us from repeating the mistakes that led to the bad.
You've shared a piece of wisdom here that, if we are thinkers, we will use to our advantage.

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lyanth

1 Week Ago

Yes, quite crowded over here..I have family in Jersey and Delaware. Ever been to the city?
David george

1 Week Ago

A long, long time ago. I live just outside of Chicago and can tell you that they are very different.. read more
Lyanth

1 Week Ago

Agreed, I live an hour outside of the city and it's still too crowded for me.
Good psychological advice here. Too many have habitual hair trigger negative judgments, and as the last verse tells us, think before you remember. Often the judgments are caused by the memories.

Posted 1 Week Ago


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David george

1 Week Ago

It really is good advice in a lot of different ways. Whenever someone tells me "I'm not smart enoug.. read more

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