I’m introducing a new segment on my blog called “PHILS-osphy,” which is a term I’m borrowing from Modern Family. There’s an episode where the Dunphy’s daughter Haley is going to college and Phil (her dad) hands her a book he made entitled PHIL’s-osphy, which basically includes a list of life lessons that are rather foolish and make no sense. But I like the idea of writing down lessons you learn and remembering pearls of wisdom, so I want to take what I learn in my life and share them here. My goal is to be one of those old men who experienced so much in his youth that he is really wise…and I also want to be the grandpa who wears leather pants…it’s just gonna happen…
An example of a PHIL’s-osphy from Modern Family:
Is there a song that you hear and it reminds you of something from your past that makes you cringe? Like, you were doing something while that song was playing and that memory you’ve been trying to suppress comes back when you hear it years later, haunting you of your humiliation?
It happens to me all the time. All. The. Time.
One of those songs happens to be “Halo” by Beyoncé, which I wrote about and you can read here. But others include “Bleeding Love” by Leona Lewis, and “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO. I’m sure there are more, but I guess I’m still suppressing them…
But then I was thinking about this the other day, thinking about how I deleted the aforementioned songs from my computer and iPod (and from my life) because I didn’t want to remember those rather embarrassing and perhaps heartbreaking memories, but then I thought:
Don’t run from your past. You can’t. Accept what happen and be happy at least something happen. Those songs are just too good to ignore forever; use them to create new, happier memories.