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02 February 2007 @ 05:24 am
Theatrical Muse: Week 163: Question 163  
Name: Dr. Sid Hammerback

Fandom: CSI: New York

Word Count: 736

Hindsight is always 20/20.

Hindsight is a special thing. I suppose, as I have learned from the human biology classes I have taken over the years, that it is what separate us from some lower class mammals, let alone, other types of animal. This distinction would be the ability to learn and remember, but, ultimately, develop an understanding of this knowledge and development, that, through generations, we actually make changes in the fabric of our very society. Of course, many animals do this, they learn, and teach, and pass their knowledge down through the generations of their kind, but none has done it on such a prolific scale as the human race has. Not that we’re all that high and mighty mind you, as there is still so much pain and suffering littered throughout our world, throughout, our society.

Hindsight is defined as the perception of the significance and nature of events after they have occurred. Aside from letting us survive our past and our present world, through the act of learning from done actions, it, coupled with this, lets us lead fairly happy lives. We learn, from what we have done, of our likes and dislikes, of what we want to do in life, and where we want to go. During my life, I learned that I could find love at a young age, and that I loved cooking, and chocolate, and chocolate dipped broccoli. I learned that I didn’t like eye drops very much, and that rotten potatoes are about one of the worst smelling things in the entire world. I have learned, and will continue to learn, things like that, all my life, because so many of the lessons in life, involve hindsight, in one way or another. Not all of them, of course, for some things about living are just, present, and accessible, but, for those lessons that people learn, that involve hindsight, it is always a good thing. Even if something bad has happened, you can learn from it, and, if something good happens, then the lesson learned, and the consequent life led, is all that better off.

I admit, my hindsight is not always perfect, it is not always twenty out of twenty. I make mistakes, as does any person, and I get things right, as does any other human being. I make big mistakes, as does anybody, and I get huge things right, as people can do. I regret, and I cherish, some of my mistakes, and some of my triumphs, and that is one of the greatest way I can describe the gift of hindsight. It lets us learn, and it lets us enjoy our living, but, while teaching us these lessons of life, it also teaches us things we may not want to know, things that we, honestly, may not enjoy.

I may say this more often than I should, but, the only thing you can do after experiencing hindsight, irrelevant of whether it is the good kind, or the bad kind, is to continue, continue onwards and upwards into that greater beyond, that better future. Whether it was the good kind of hindsight, that might have brought good fortune with it, or the bad kind, that might have brought misfortune with it, you just have to continue, onwards and upwards. I have done just that, no matter how many times I have actually stopped going, stopped moving, or have wanted to stop going or moving, and it is, essentially, what any human must do after any event in their lifetime has occurred. You just continue, you just keep going, and you continue, onwards and upwards. I’m not saying it’s the only option there is when something happens, when something passes by a person’s way, but it’s definitely one of the better ones. It’s what I have done, because I needed to live, because I need to live, and I always will, and always have, for my love of life is just that simple to me. I live, and I am happy in the end, or, at some time, no matter how many difficulties and tragedies may have come, or may come, my way. I continued, onwards and upwards, I kept on living after all that has happened to me, and, to be honest, to be frankly and brutally honest, I am all the better for it, no matter what anybody else may say, because, quite terrifically, I, am, still, here.
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