You know, it's funny. Looking back on anything you did in the past, be it a month, or years ago, is always entertaining, and most certainly quite embarrassing. So as I opened up the old blog, and took a look see over what my 17 year old self wrote on night in January, I wasn't really quite embarrassed, sure my writing wasn't on point, and my vocabulary certainly was scant, but it wasn't really that bad.
I think we should all look back on our past selves, our young, certainly dilettantish selves, pre-occupied with perhaps radical ideologies, or intoxication.
Perhaps you've developed an abstemious personality, realizing your thirst for inebriation was ridiculous, fueled by your adolescent need to disobey the authority that didn't allow you to drink, smoke, and copulate.
Or perhaps you've developed a more realistic personal philosophical and political ideology. Perhaps you hopped onto the Democrat/Republican bandwagon, perhaps you have your own view, or perhaps you realized that you really play no role in the political powerhouse and fraud that is the political world.
Either way, go back, read some stupid essay or personal paper you wrote way back when. Have a good laugh, maybe even blush a little. But remember that hindsight is 20/20 for a reason: So you can look back and fix yourself.