Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wow it's been a while.

January 2007. Damn. Over three years ago. Too much has changed since then.

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.

10 comments:

Petsu said...

Oh man, looking back at all the stupid essays and writings made during my teenage years make me want to sink into the ground. I wish I could just take a match and some petrol to Internets HQ and burn it down to eliminate any traces of me.

Ranting Maniac. said...

Ahahahahahaha it's all about acceptance... just accept that you were, like everyone else, immature and young at one point in time ;)

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Brubeck said...

One thing I keep realising is how young I've been at times in my life when stuff seemed so serious

RaptorX said...

Thats the joy of life

HB-One said...

Yeah, I feel the same way. Its kind of embarrassing thinking about it.

2D said...

Looking back at the past just makes the present much sweeter , at least for me . Its fun seeing how i developed from a teen idealist to a realist :)

Ranting Maniac. said...

@Brubeck that's so true. Our trivial matters, though important to us, are truly insignificant in the grand scheme of things. An important idea to keep in mind, really.

@RaptorX: Too true

@HB-One: Always embarrassing!

@2D: I really couldn't put it any other way. Definitely from idealism to REALISM. Which is why so many teenagers are like YEACOMMUNISMANDANARCHYSOKEWLOMGZZZ

cjp said...

Looking back I find my world view from an early age has only become more refined with education and experience, not particularly different though. I tend to use this as evidence to myself that it is intrinsically right, otherwise how could I have just 'stumbled' into it or whatever - seems unlikely. That it is the natural law that I am somehow in-tune with seems far more likely.

C.J. Hyatt said...

I'm lucky enough to be an oldfriend so must of my derpiness is long gone. But not all of it :\ . Changing handles every couples of years is your best bet, really.