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Many persons believe that to move up the ladder of success and achievement they must forget the past, repress it, and relinquish it. But others have just the opposite view. They see old memories as a chance to reckon with the past and integrate past and present.
Adapted from Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, I’ve known rivers: Lives of loss and liberation.
Assignment: Do memories hinder or help people in their effort to learn from the past and succeed in the present? Plan and write an essay in which you develop your point of view on this issue. Support your position with reasoning and examples taken from your reading, studies, experience, or observations.
Forgetting is a bless, but not all the time. I don’t think people should forget either the mistakes or the successes of the past. Memories make you who you are either they are bad or good. Bad experiences make you learn from them so you don’t repeat the same mistakes, and good experiences motivate you and make you move forward to become more succeful. Memories help people succeed.
Some people would wish to forget the past while others who don’t have a choice wish to remember anything of it. I have a friend who had an accident and lost his memory, he was like a completely different person. He didn’t know who he is, and he didn’t know what his life was like. This was pathetic because I believe that a person without a past is a person without a future.
Statistics proved that people who go through alot of experiences even if they fail and have lots of downfalls, they have a bright future later, and they succeed in their lives.
People should learn from the past to succeed in the future. Memories never hinder people. They help them to become better and more successful.
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