past…and the present…

29 Dec
2005

Have been pensive all day long. I think I know why…however at times I don’t think that’s the real reason. Lately a lot of stuff has been happening to keep me questioning…about reasons…effects…impact…the learnings…life!

Finance tells you…decisions can be safely taken based on NPV calculations. You have the right discount factor…and the future values…and you bring everything down to the present. This gives you the present value. If more than the current cost…you go ahead with the project.

And then you question… is the past really the past…? Does it truly have no role to play? I know of sunk cost…but how sunk is sunk…? When at each and every step your past is what brought you to your present…then how can the present and the uncertain future be so powerful to let people decide on what to do. Would you have been here if a different path had been taken…? If a different history had been scripted…? The answer is obvious…

Yet…the present always wins. And rightly so…because at some level you are always hiding the past. And your present is what people see…and judge you on…and that present…with each passing day…becomes the ‘new’ past…stronger than the original past…!

And in the end…its so amazing. Different people have seen you differently…because they were part of a different present…and thus a different past…! The same individual is not the same…anymore…!

Amazing…! And so beautiful…

~a

8 Responses to past…and the present…

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Ashish Pokharna

December 29th, 2005 at 10:43 am

dude….u need sleep ! :-)

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ankur

December 29th, 2005 at 11:18 am

:)

nah…i hv been s;eeping really well lately. its something else…! i am in love..! :))

wink wink…!

~a

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Anonymous

December 29th, 2005 at 12:54 pm

nobody changes totally…. your true essence is always there… what changes is your way of looking at people/events, and your reactions…and events that change u, change u so slowly, you may not even realise its happening.
Different people see you differently not so much because of these gradual changes, but more because of which side of yourself you choose to expose.
… and more often than not warikoo, these changes are NOT beautiful.

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ankur

December 29th, 2005 at 1:00 pm

very much possible.

however…i am a firm believer of the fact that every step that we take..we already know whether its right or wrong. the advice that we seek..or the confusion that we house…are mere reflections of our inability to think through the truth objectively.

and in such a case…the changes that are being undertaken are changes we are constantly aware of.

i dont deny the fact though…that these changes might not be beautiful. but what the heck…why do they need to be…!

…so much to learn from life..

~a

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Anonymous

December 29th, 2005 at 5:29 pm

Indeed the beauty is Amazing! More so when you are aware and can relish the transition…:)

-u

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ankur

December 29th, 2005 at 6:57 pm

true…! very true…

~a

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