Just got a note from Tumblr that this blog turned 3 today. I tracked back a bit, to the first few posts made on April 30, 2007, which brought back many memories. That was the time some friends and I were in Uppsala for Valborg. And it was also the time I went for concerts and festivals, so many of them that I lost count.
But more importantly, flipping through these early posts is interesting, amusing and to some extent, it leaves you with an other-worldly feeling. It’s like you’re looking at the 3 years younger you from behind a curtain and he can’t see you. And you get this urge to evaluate and judge the decisions that guy made. But as Carl Sagan put it:
“You can get into a habit of thought in which you enjoy making fun of all those other people who don’t see things as clearly as you do. We have to guard carefully against it.”
To me, it was heartening to see these old posts; to understand the choices I made at a time when I did not have as much clarity on the road ahead as I do now in hindsight. We never really know how our decisions will play out until they do. And while I may have some regrets, I’ve become a better person for it. I hope I can say the same thing 3 years on.