They say you learn from the past and that helps you create a better future. I can’t even give you guys a person’s name who originally said that. There’s like A TON of people that have. Mistakes are great lessons to learn from and my parents tell me all the time that if they didn’t make certain mistakes then they wouldn’t be where they are today. They make sure to always tell me not to regret the past for that reason.
Sure that’s great advice and all but there’s a big difference between our generation and theirs. They don’t have a way of remember certain mistakes that they have made, maybe something can trigger them but they don’t have to deal with the ever so awful demon that comes around just when you’re feeling forgetful of your past. I’m of course talking about Time Hop.
Time Hop is an app that links to your other social media accounts, and can show you statuses, pictures, and all the other god awful things that you have repressed in your mind for years. The app brings back old flames and relationships that you wish you had spent your time on something else, and even that occasional one that got away. Yeah, trust me I’ve been there too. You think you forgot all about them then BAM! Next thing you know your pondering how your life would be with them and how many dogs you would have loved to own with them by now.
If the past lovers of your life aren’t enough to get you, then just wait for the 2010 Facebook statuses that you probably put up. You know which ones I’m talking about, the “like for rate” and “truth is” statuses that would occasionally break up your normal status updates of “She Will Be Loved” lyrics by Maroon 5. All of these statuses quite literally make you cringe out loud, or maybe even vomit depending on how active you were on posting.
A weird side note that might only affect me, but I absolutely hated how I used to type back in the day. All my old posts had the letter “u” instead of “you” which might not have bothered high school Tyler, but present day Tyler gets livid over it.
So as of today I’m taking my parents advice and I am going to learn to love the past and not regret one thing about it. Every status and ex-girlfriend you’ve ever questioned yourself about has to stop. This of course means I have to delete Time Hop.
It’s not you Time Hop, it’s me. I’m in a weird place right now in my life and I just need some time to find myself. I can’t keep getting set back by audibly cringing every morning when I look at you. Maybe someday, when I’m in a more proud and established life, we can be friends again.