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Sunday, March 11, 2012

Fear of being forgotten ...

Thru out the history, all mankind want to be remembered whether thru their kindness that touch many souls or thru their massive creation. Even though their creation were created at the times for different purposes but at the end they do leave lasting memories for us to treasure. From the Great Wall of China to the pyramids of Egypt. Every one of them was created for a reason but yet that reason have transcended into unforgettable history.

Nowadays the riches left behind their name thru their kindness and wealth that touched many souls. I am very sure that the intended kindness was meant solely to make a difference for the needy and for the world. Yet again, this gesture of kindness has prevailed the original purpose and left behind a lasting memory of the giver.

Ironically, the same theory potentially behind falling out of love. When thing goes south, we can’t let go of the other. Perhaps we are afraid of being forgotten. I recalled what Adele’s song someone like you that says something like this, “ I’d hoped you’d see my face that you’d be remember that for me it isn’t over.”

It is quite fascinating to know deliberately or not, we are worried that we will be forgotten or perhaps it is our human nature that we would like to remember those remarkable people including our loved ones. I don’t know which of which but I do know one thing. I too afraid I will be forgotten and I also don’t want to forget certain people in my life.

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Frank Sinatra once said, “I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family - and I don't think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.”

Going with the theory that we don’t want to be forgotten, how do you want to be remembered?

Until next stop,
Journey of Life

1 comment:

  1. I always thought I was the only person who has the fear of being forgotten, so it was nice to see that someone else is in agreement with me! This fear is crippling in a way, because it impacts my relationships with people and how I go about establishing connections with them. Anyways, thanks for sharing!!