“For this is what makes us evil – that none of us looks back upon our own lives.” – Seneca, Moral Letters, 83.2
I didn’t journal much in 2021.
It ended up being one of those things that I kept meaning to pick back up, but kept…not. T’was a loaded year and, while I appreciate why it didn’t happen, I would have liked to have a journal of the year.
Seneca’s point is that looking back creates time to reflect on how we’re living, every day. When faced with our vices and failings, we’re forced to forgive our mistakes and commit to being better tomorrow.
Fancy 2022 being better than 2021? Consider picking up journaling!