Some things in life serve only to induce rage. No matter how small these annoyances may be, they are never insignificant. 'Rant List' is the chronicle of one self-loathing narcissist's seemingly unending pettiness.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

47. Hindsight

^ That white is awfully grey and in hindsight, I should have really sorted the transparencies and things on this image. This was all definitely deliberate and made to fit the entry. Definitely. Yep.

Hindsight is unquestionably 20:20. Whenever you look back on your life, you become acutely aware of everything you could have improved, done better, not messed up and so on and so forth. It's a bit of a kicker, as you begin to dwell on any petty squabble you've been involved in and think of all the amazing comebacks you could have come up with. Just when they're no longer useful. "If only I could think in real time," you think to yourself as you stand humiliated by your inability to respond to the banter / fight / argument / political debate you're currently involved in.

But thinking off the cuff has its repercussions as well. In the moment, we may feel that we are being undeniably awesome. However, through hindsight, we are drop-kicked in the face by the martial-arts-strength revelation that we were actually being a massive tit. The clarity provided by hindsight is both sobering and heart-breaking in equal measure. I guess the easy thing would be to think long and hard before you speak and do but that's simply not a luxury afforded by every day existence. Guess you better stay indoors and avoid social contact and activity for the rest of your life in an attempt to avoid feeling regret about anything ever again. Although, in hindsight, that will probably turn out to be a bad idea.

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