Monday, June 28, 2010

Quote #400, My Thoughts and YOUR thoughts

Here goes Blog quote #400...

"A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness."
-Elbert Hubbard-

Hubbard was an American writer back in the late 1800's early 1900's. While I have never read any of his writings, I have seen many a quote from this man, and each one has been thoughtful and wise.

The quote on the ability to forget is a winner. It might deal with the power of forgiveness. It could be remembering the good times and letting go of past bad occurrences. It could even be a retaining of the positive and and a blocking out of the negative. However you take this quote, it has substantial substance. While a good memory has power, use, and value, the ability to forget is a priceless quality to strive for and attain

That's my view...
what say you?


Charlene said...

I was married 21 years when my husband died. In our time together we had good times and bad times; good outweighed the bad by far. I cannot remember the bad times, but I remember the good. I don't know why, but that is true.

T.A. Smith said...

Charlene That is great stuff. If only we all could remember the good, and forget the bad. I will note though that in certain cases, some memory of the bad stuff is valuable so we learn from them and improve ourselves and our situations.