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The dwindling of dwelling

June 19, 2010

Learning from our mistakes does not necessitate dwelling upon them.

I don’t quite get the way in which some in recovery seem to constantly revisit – glorify even – their stories of boozed debauchery, crime and other forms of wanton self-destruction.

It’s nothing to be proud of. I try to learn from my mistakes, and to integrate these lessons into who I now am.

If I’m always looking behind me, I can’t see the road ahead.

Different paths for different journeys, I suppose.

Nonetheless, as per this bloke

“Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it.”
George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905
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