The past is just a story we tell ourselves

I remember after e-book boom started, many friends worried about the ending of the paper book. As they have been telling me, now I can see many people using the kindle or ipad to read book or newspaper. I am not a expert in this field so I cannot point out how it is changed or how will be changed, but I know one thing, I still like paper book more.

Suddenly, I just wanted to know why people or I am missing something from the past? As the past is a Utopia, I adorn the memories and say it was good moment ( and want to go back if possible.) Happiest moment is always the past that I cannot grip again, even painful moment. Painting it with bright colour and contract with present. I thought it is because past is something I cannot reach it again but gradually far away from it as childhood toy. However, I realize its emotion is not related with how I was felt that moment, but it is how I remembering now. Because I chose to how interpret it, past became a childhood toy. Nostalgia for the past is created by me and controlled by me.

Our life is what our thoughts make it.
You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.
– Marcus Aurelius

The thinking which I want to re-feel the past made me linger around the moment. My captive mind tempt me to do same thing or even looking for resemblances vigorously. It helps me avert my eye from present loneliness and anguish, but also it draws away from present time.

Everything that I felt is what I chose how interpret it after that moment elapsed. That feeling is also true, but after that ture moment passed, all about is what I want to keep in my mind. I can truly move on when I re-interpret my feeling of moment.

Paper book or e-book, I believe there is no good or bad. I just like paper and ink smell and form of book. Even though more developed book form comes out, I will still love paper book as I like the book, because I chose to love it.

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