Friday, May 18, 2012

Just forget it


My wife roared as soon as I entered home: “I told you to buy tomatoes. You have returned with potatoes.” An intense argument followed. She shouted. I yelled. And we both enjoyed it.
But, seriously, I have no complaints about poor memory. It has helped me forget unpleasant incidents. Those days when my dad used to bash me up for poor marks, those days when Chennai newspapers rejected my job applications forcing me to move to Mumbai, those days when that gorgeous girl cried after I got married to another woman (hehe..imagination is my birthright)…the list will be endless.
Founder of the U.S. Red Cross Clara Barton, who never bore grudges, was once reminded by a friend of a wrong done to her some years earlier. "Don't you remember?" asked her friend. "No," replied Clara. "I distinctly remember forgetting that." (Thanks: Pawprints)
Albert Schweitze was perfectly right when he said, “Happiness is nothing more than good health and a bad memory.”

24 comments:

  1. surely an unforgettable post! :)

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  2. Well said !
    It is a blessing to be able to forget all the bad things that happened...Seldom people have that.

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  3. I will distinctly remember this post!

    Just loved it! Might even steal it for my blog :)

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  4. i agree..:)
    happiness lies in forgetting most of the things..

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  5. Sure,and how conviniet it is to use forgetfullness a good excuse.
    Men should know

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  6. Loved reading it :)

    But yea be careful about tomatoes and potatoes :)

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  7. Super post, Ramesh. I liked that part about imagination is your birthright ;-).

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  8. ha, ha, RameshJi, so well said as always. Btw, your feedback about the blog layout has been godsend. I've changed the layout as per your suggestion. Thanks, buddy!

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  9. You are really a journalist!
    You know how to express even the narrow details just in mere few words :)

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  10. wow!!! That;s an art i.e. saying that you have forgotten things but written all of them here :D

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  11. Yes, certain things are better forgotten

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  12. hey coming here after long..like the new look :) :)...and I have never heard anything so positive on bad memory lately...or maybe I just forgot :D :D

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  13. This time, this is a post with a good lesson, thank you Ramesh. What you say is right. It is better to forget old grudges.

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  14. God .. that reminds me I forgot to buy tomatoes myself ishhhhhhhhhh let me go and get them ...



    Bikram's

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  15. Grudges make belly aches. I am free of them ;)

    Now, have you any advice on how I can trick my bad memory to remember those brilliant replies?

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  16. Stay healthy through forgetfulness, yet nobody ever forgets the pay cheque.

    nice little post ramesh yaar!

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  17. Hmmm.. i'm reminded of Amma n Papa'z arguments.. loved reading it.. :)

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  18. You can forget me like bad memory Ramesh but this post is memorable and book mark helps :)))

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  19. This will help me look at forgetful ppl in better light !! THx :)

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  20. This will help me look at forgetful ppl in better view! Ty :)

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  21. Beautiful post!

    True, memories are to be cherished but only the good ones, cause the more we remember sad ones, the more they hurt, the more we recollect happy times, the more cheerful we get!! :)

    So having a bad memory is for good - though you are losing out funny happy memories, the best is to forget the sad painful incidents of life.

    Have a nice day, Cheers bro!! :)

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  22. Wonderful Sir. Yes, There is no use hanging on to the past which gives us unpleasant memories when there are so many things to rejoice upon. A very good post Sir :-) I luved it.

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