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The Power to Forget

I am a person who loves to cherish all the best moments of my life. These memories keep me going, keep me happy and strong in all situations.

However now, I have discovered yet another power that helps us be happy – THE POWER TO FORGET

“Not the power to remember, but it’s very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.” ― Sholem Asch

How true is this statement! Imagine if we didn’t have the power to forget and if we have had kept all the awful memories of our life live in our heart, how miserable life would have been.

We all have Ups and Downs in life – pain of losing people, losing things, sometimes losing confidence. But when we get what we want, we tend to forget the entire struggle we have gone through to achieve that.

It’s not always easy I know, but it’s not impossible as well. I have experienced it myself and I firmly believe so.

There are thousands of such examples I can think of while writing this blog – in my life and in the life of people around me:

–          My sister just finished her MBA and was attending campus interviews. Even after 2 months of rounds and rounds with companies, she wasn’t able to crack an offer for herself. I could see she was losing confidence, but when she got an offer just last week, she was on top of the world. She was dancing on the sky and I believe she hardly thinks about the last 2 months now. 🙂

–          One of my friends who got married last month had a very long tough time finding a right match for herself. She had started thinking she will have to live her life all alone for lifetime.  Her parents were in worry all the time about their daughter’s future. Today she is enjoying her married life, and is happy that this delay has resulted in getting the best man for her. She has forgotten the tough time!

I am sure while reading this post you would also remember such instances of your life.

It’s quite interesting that our brain or rather our memory power keep things that we want and not what makes us sad.

I was told that few thousands of memory cells will be getting erased every day inside human brain and at any point of time we can use only 6-7 % of our total memory capacity. That’s weird to have only 6% of memory usage. But trust me it’s a boon given by god to our race. At least I believe so!

Remember good time and be happy!

Forget the pain and be happier!



The word that best describes me is “Dreamer”. I dream a lot and I believe in fulfilling my dreams. My dreams vary from eating Pani Puri at a stall to becoming an Entrepreneur and I love all my dreams. I always want to be the best in whatever I do whether it’s professional, social or personal because one of my dreams is to be “different” from rest of the crowd. I love all the roles I play in my life and enjoy being a loving wife, a responsible daughter, a caring sister and a friendly companion. I sometimes become poetic as well I believe life is an opportunity to unfold our hidden talents, its a journey towards fulfillment!

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