Very thought provoking quote. It makes me wonder what sort of things we cover up that happened in the past and why. I think it is to forget the things that were most painful in our lives, but often these are the events that have shaped our present and can have the most impact on the future. When I consider the media's role in this I think of how they could honor those who have experienced hardship by not letting their testimonies get lost in reports. By not erasing the past they can help shape the outlook or even the trajectory of the future.
I find this quote to be very interesting. We tend to work our hardest to overcome things that have happened in the past that might not have gone as planned. I always remind myself to live without regrets because even the worst decisions teach you something valuable. I think that this quote hits that concept on the head. Sandy was devastating but it's part of the history now it is the experience that the NJ residents have endured and it is now etched into who they are. The "botox look" is one of denial and one without growth.
I think this quote helps directly describe overcoming your past and learning from your mistakes. Often times we go through things that we hoped would never happen. It's important to push through things and remember that everything happens for a reason, and each trial and hardship you go through has made you who you are. To me " The Botox Look" is people who haven't truly experienced life or accepted there past and learned from it. Failure, hardships and mistakes are truly crucial to finding out who you are.
Despite tragedies and devastation, life must continue and we must learn from every event that happens in our lives. It would be so easy to get a do over, to have one button to press and every bad thing that has ever happened in our lives would disappear. But, is that something we should want, should we want to erase every mistake and every hardship? For if we did, it would be impossible to learn, to grow, or to even understand the crazy world we live in and the lives we choose to follow. A botox shot to the face eliminates any presence of a wrinkle, eliminates any sign of aging so it seems as if an individual chooses be stuck in the younger years of life. They choose to relive a time where troubles were had and mistakes were made, rather than being content with resting at the finish line - knowing more about life than a younger generation could ever comprehend. A wrinkle is a time stamp of accomplishment, a statement of knowledge and an understanding of the world. It is an acceptance of the past and the ability to move forward. One should not choose to erase this past or whatever may have happened to cause them to operate under a façade. We grow stronger because we learn how to deal with crises and we move on.
I was living in NYC during Hurricane Sandy. It was an incredible shock, and the aftermath was unreal. I will never forget walking out of my apartment and two blocks down onto Broadway in SoHo. What was generally one of the busiest and most crowded areas in the city looked like a wasteland. Everything was boarded up, the streets flooded and empty. When I turned the corner I saw a group of people circled around a radio. I joined them and quickly felt a sense of comfort and togetherness. To my left was a direct view of the Freedom Tower. Chills ran through me.
We could easily get the botox and cover up our wrinkles... but it would be a shame to forget those memories, good or bad. The horror of 9/11 brought America together in a way I had never seen, and NYC came together again in the aftermath of Sandy. There is something to be said about finding hope in terrible situations... without the pain and expense of botox.
I believe the above quote to be a very meaningful and thought-provoking one, especially in today’s society. Often, I find our history constantly being erased with new phenomenon and ways people choose to interpret events. The idea of change and innovation has really sunk into our generation. I think it is important that while change is often beneficial, as a society we must make a conscious effort to remember the events of the past. It is the events of our past that we have learned from and that have shaped us into the country we are today.
We definitely shouldn't erase the past, in my opinion. It's not important to dwell on the negative things that have occurred in our past, but we should make an effort to use those times as learning experiences in order to better our future. Change is important, and the only way we will experience change is by learning from the past and altering the way that things have been done before. If we forget the past completely then what is there to work from? What do we have to remember? To be proud of? To use as motivation for the future? The past certainly isn't all negative -- the happy memories and the sad memories serve a purpose in our lives.
I think this quote by Marco Pasanella to be very insightful. It is easy for us to want to forget what is in the past when it is less than desirable. However, one’s past provides experience, lessons learned and wisdom, to erase that would be to throw away authenticity. The past shapes the present; it is what gets us to where we are. Just as wrinkles are often thought to signify wisdom, the past signifies experience, understanding and strength. Through trials and devastation such as Hurricane Sandy, people pulled together and our country was made stronger. Why would we want to try and hide this?
Marco Pasanella makes a beautiful statement. In my opinion, this quote transcends the impact of Hurricane Sandy and can be interpreted numerous ways. Regardless of context, 'wrinkles' show more than age, but are representative of a history and of experience. They promote authenticity and make statements about the 'face' they lie upon. Wrinkles are associated with stress and tragedy, but who or whatever wears them is still standing and that reveals much more about the character of them; having the strength to overcome adversities. That being said, those that chose to cover up their wrinkles with "the Botox look:" to each his own; you're not any more or less of a person. Wrinkles (or the lack of) could be the first thing someone notices about another, but that doesn't have to be the quality to define who we are underneath.
This quote by Marco Pasanella speaks on the importance of learning from past experiences. Pasanella says that erasing the past is undesirable because it is the past that shapes and molds a person. They were able to use this information about how their audiences reacted negatively and were able to grow from that experience. Rather than erasing the past, as seen through the Botox metaphor listed above, people should accept the past as a part of who they are and learn and grow from the experiences the past can offer a person.
My immediate thought after reading this quotes was a powerful one. It invaded my mind, and almost made me mad. To me, there can be no such thing as erasing the past. To me, the past is what has thought us to advance as a society, nation, community and as individuals. I strongly believe that without my past, I would not be the individual I am today. I have learned so much from what I've done and haven't done, and what our world has done or hasn't done. Seeing the "wrinckles" in my face is how I make sure I live the present, and head toward the future, on the right note.
In a nation where looks make up a large portion of how society perceives you, this quote goes against societal norms. Yet, it is not only talking about botox and removing the wrinkles and lines from your face. Superstorm Sandy devastated many homes and businesses. This man is not talking about erasing his own wrinkles, but the memories of his wine shop, that was affected by Sandy. He wants to remember his wine shop, not have it disappear. This quote illustrates the damage done by the storm, not only physically, but emotionally.