Friday, November 11, 2011

For The Better

So many times have I met people who are very surprised to see me after such a long time, and they start talking about how I was so much skinnier and unattractive back then, and that they see that I have at least taken better care of myself today. But they don't stop there. They keep on talking about the old days, and emphasize on "oh you should have seen her back then", as if my present does not entertain them as much.

Why do we keep referring to the past, if what matters is "today" and how we have progressed? I am not ashamed of my past, of how I looked, of how much weirder I was back then. But do we really need to keep rewinding? Everyone grows! :)

Every human being goes through phases of not looking that good, looking better, gaining weight, losing weight, having pimples, gotten rid of pimples, ugly hair, better hair, was lame, now cooler. Well some people are just very lucky that they've always been the pretty ones and remained the same. But hey, not everyone is that lucky! We all grow, and it's all normal. But I notice that some people enjoy more on highlighting the less-good moments of someone, as if it's just a better story to tell and share.

Remembering our own past can be useful to remind ourselves of how far we've progressed in life, but pointing out the less-exciting past of other people continuously out of, I dunno, jealousy (?), really makes you look like you're living in the past and not wanting to move on. Or that you're stuck and not progressing yourself so you feel the need to take down someone else so that you feel better.

We. All. (Should). Change. For the better...:)

PS: It's Keenan's 2nd birthday todayyyyyyy! Yayyyyyy!!!

30 comments:

pranandafitri said...

that's right.. people should make a change in their live, to be better again and again.. :)

Caramel Macchiato said...

Dear Diana Rikasari..
i'm so proud of having sissy sister like you~

Sincerelly,
@lenaBy

Caramel Macchiato said...

Dear Diana Rikasari..
I'm so proud of having sissy sister like you..

Sincerelly,
@lenaBy

Paola Gallardo said...

I think just like you, what really matters is present! ;)

ika hardy said...

very inspiring post!
i feel the same somehow ;)
greetings from Zurich!!

Anonymous said...

yeah! we should change for the better :'D

Karina Dinda R. said...

HBD buat Keenan yay! Have a special weekend kak Di ;)

Cheers,
Karina Dinda R. ♥
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Sofia Vy Nin said...

Like the statement :)

Jendela Jelita said...

100% agree...!

*hugs*

CINDY TANUWIJAYA said...

Your Right! <3

@cindytanuwijaya
http://cindytanuwijaya.blogspot.com

hanna said...

You really really right!

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Anna said...

I started reading this blog years ago and have always thought you looked awesome! I stopped reading for a while and saw that you started your own shoe line--even more awesome! Congratulations on your success and I appreciate your honesty and sincerity. Your inner beauty shines out!!

V. said...

Very well said. If I could "like" your post, I would. Also wanted to say that I've been reading your blog for a while but never commented before.

I love how you are able to follow your passion and also help the less fortunate in the process.

Keep up the great work!

misstyzha said...

I thought it just me who think it in that way! yes, I agree with you Kak Di... After all I choose to let it go. That's their problem eh to not feeling happy (?) with progress that we already made!

zakton said...

I agree that you have the most interesting blog in Indonesia. Well done, Diana.

Seycil Ciceylia said...

You sounds pissed off :) but yeahh that's right!!!

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Anonymous said...

lookin ur old post, u are much prettier now

muthia amanda said...

so true!
btw, happy birthday for keenan.
*even i know it's too late :p

Olivia said...

yes it's jealousy! They keep talking about the past because in the past they look better than you, now you are cooler than them. it's normal, they keep talking about that to intimidate you, so you feel down and maybe they're hoping you feel ashamed, even they know that you definitely back to the pas being an weirdo. Just let it go :)

Olivia said...

ups..forget to tell Happy Birthday to your super cute boy Keenan!! :D

Nay said...

Exactly sis, because we live for the better tomorrow.
salam kenal. :)

haonisashaumi said...

such a beautiful post kak. i feel like the one who cannot move on all this time. and this post warn me, i have to change, i have to move on. and stop talking about someone's past, and just live in the present. thank you kak for remind me with this post :D

Anindita Khrisna Murti said...

keep on movin' di! we love u...

happy bday little K...

aninditakhrisnamurti.blogspot.com

Writer Lady said...

You are very smart for such a young person. Personally I find life more interesting when you don't look and do what others do. It opens lots of possibilities.

I love your blog.

deLLa said...

Di, just read this one, :D
Muahahaha I always think that you ARE weird, even till now :p But then, that what makes you stand out.

And the most important thing, it's their loss for not knowing the most beautiful side of you, and that's way far inside.. For always being positive, for never keep grudge, for never being prejudice to anyone, for always loyal and faithful to friends n family ^^

achadan.com said...

we must make changes in order to become the best

Momo-chan ♥ said...

So good to read it ~~
I am always finding my old friends and they ~always~ start to talk about the past, what we did, talked, laughed... Over the years, I am growing up, right? Everybody is! So why the past is more important than now? You are absolutely right, I'd never thought this way. Reading your text, I realized that it... Well, it doesn't annoying me actually but it makes me feel no-good you know... I like my present! And I like to see they're growing up too, so why is always the past? What about the future we have?

Sorry for the outflow, your text makes me thinking x3 But you shouldn't be sad with that, you are a great person! And I am sure you were a great person in the past too. Your friends should be cool as well then dont be sad with them too <33

Byebye ~~

Monika said...

I like this post! Awesome...!! And you are very gorgeous, dear... I just found this blog randomly at google. But i couldn't stop my eye to look post by post.. I got a lot of inspiration. Hope someday, I can meet and talk to you.

Love,
Monika

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