Their Beauty Fades with Time
I see looking back at events as memories helps me to analyze my actions and interactions with others so that I can adjust my future behavior as I certainly do NOT want to be the reason someone is sad.
I see looking back and dwelling on the past, whether fond memories or not, as a precursor to miss-remembering, modification and an adulteration of that memory which can, and all too often does lead to anxieties, hurt and pain. Our access of that memory causes a modification of the original memory. Everything we have experienced in life from that original point to the point of recollection has the opportunity to cause a modification. That memory now will never be the same as the brain has a hard time separating the original from the modification.
Our past should serve as a guide to a better future, not a catalyst to pain and failure. Don’t let a ‘memory’ become a grudge.