Self Awareness- And Marley’s Chain
In Charles Dicken’s story A Christmas Carol we have said that the chains that Jacob Marley wears around his waist represent bad acts from the past. Or perhaps even bad memories from the past. For Scrooge this starts with his fathers rejection of him. At the heart of this story is the idea that each person has a choice in each moment to do good things, to feel happy, to forgive, to be generous, no matter what has happened in your life each of us has this choice in everymoment .
Dicken’s words I bear the chain I forged in life… link by link seem to indicate that if any awareness is to take place it starts with ideal of personal responsibility.
Do you think it is possible to have done bad and selfish things and change? What about if you have suffered in the past, if bad things have happened to you can you move forward and decide to steer your own life to happiness. Can you get over the bad things that have happened to you? What do you think you have to do to move forward past bad memories? Is it hard to make these changes? What do you need to do to make these kind of changes? Could have Scrooge gotten past his unhappy childhood and chosen to be happy?