Look Back. Move Forward

When was the first time you succeeded over something you really wanted? When was the last time you cried? Or jumped for joy? Or just simply enjoying the warmth of the day? If you could go back in time, would you?

Everyone has at least once in his or her life thought: “If I could go back in time, I would…” Fairly enough, all of us have something in our past that we want to change or simply want to experience again. It may be the good old days with friends or about hasty actions and conclusions, lack of courage or persistence, etc. Many people are fascinated with the idea of time travel. I, for once, dreamt of having a time travel device in my pocket and magically go back a month or years ago, anytime under any circumstance I want. Who would not want to place the pieces of their lives to where they want it to be?

One of the most popular topics in the history of science fiction is the idea of time travel. In literature and cinema, this topic has been exploited countless times. But the most essential question here is: how can it affect one’s entire life in the present? Having a time machine is an amazingly attractive idea. Being able to go back in time and change the mistakes we’ve done or grab the opportunities we’ve missed could make life so much easier. But the greater scheme of life is this: living without this aggregate teaches us responsibility. Being able to commit mistakes is being human. In the grand school of life, mistake is everyone’s teacher and it makes us take the test before it teaches the lesson. Having only the time we have in the present, we carry the responsibility of our actions and decisions. And it builds up who we are the day after.

Going back could be the possibility to long for. But it is braver to embrace what is in the present. The events of the past are not something we can change; it is the game changer, it is what changes us. In connection to this, our editorial team has carefully selected some of the movies to feature this month that highlights, perhaps emphasize, how the past connects to the present. These movies are your best choice which are the classic action and comedy film of all time. Here, we’ll get to see how the events of their past lead to the situation in the present. With all the characters coming to age, there’s a lot of surprises, revelations and even more adventures as their story continues.

Before I leave it here, here’s a note for you: We are only allowed to look back. Our feet are not for walking backwards but for moving forwards.


Lara Kaye