The past does not repeat itself. The past does not have the ability to make decisions. We see the past, normalize it, and decide to continue because that is how it has always been. We can have nice things. We just choose not to.
Like this, things are picked up and incorporated. Removing things is much harder. But what is the difference between adding and adding the absence of something?
Also, who are "We"? What is "nice"? What are "things"? What is the past but just a former present?
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