You can't change the past. You can change the future. So why does an honest reflection on the past matter? Couldn't we just push on afresh? I agree that guilt is a useless emotion. It is what you do next that matters. However, action without understanding context is blind. The current moment is not an island. We are not islands. The cornerstones of our identities, backstories and narratives are deeply intertwined. Independence is an illusion. History helps us to genuinely see each other. Mistakes without memory are just pain. Mistakes with memory are learning. An honest reflection on the past is vital to move forward consciously. With your eyes open.
We aren't Islands