Why do we indulge in turning back the clock?

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Yesterday has gone, the past is over, yet why do we indulge in turning back the clock? So often reference is made to the ‘Good Ol’ Days’, an almost mystical era in which today’s experiences cannot be favourably compared.

Rather than worrying excessively about whether in fact what came before was indeed better than this present moment, maybe we should concern ourselves with what is presumably lacking now to answer the question ‘Why do we indulge in turning back the clock?

Attempting to escape reality seems to make up the focus of attention for many people and the entertainment industry feeds the desire with films and novels set in earlier times. Choosing such pastimes – no pun intended – is of course quite valid.

Deciding to live fully in the present is likewise an option with benefits, so ‘Why do we indulge in turning back the clock?

However you embrace time, thanks for spending some of it here today reading this ‘Why do we indulge in turning back the clock?’ post.


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Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach and Freelance Trainer, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.


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