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I was so cringe

Looking at old photos on Facebook or what have you, I’ve heard a few people say to me ‘Wow, I was so cringey back then.’

I know they probably don't mean it seriously but I'm sort of like "Whut???"

For me, I think it is very good that you consider yourself cringey when looking back; and not just looking back at pictures, but also things you said and wrote back in the day. Feeling cringe means that you've learned something and changed since the previous time so if you don't have those moments, it probably means you've got an issue (that is, if growth/development is a core value of yours; if not, YOLO).

Further, we have hindsight bias to help us in the future. Lil Cam didn't know all the things that Big Cam knows now. So I empathize with the guy. Given the info he had then, he did the best he could.

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands (i.e. traveling to Southeast Asia when you graduate), but seeing with new eyes." — Marcel Proust (I added the part in the brackets if you couldn't tell)

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man. — Heraclitus

Written: October 27, 2020 (quickly for Matt so that he can have a new article today before I go to bed)

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Additional:

  • Also, there is nothing wrong with going to Southeast Asia after you graduate. I just thought it was cheeky to say that. But I'd also ask, why are you going to Southeast Asia? Bc everyone else is or bc you really want to go? "You must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool".
  • This article reminds me of the Jimmy Fallon skit where he does Sara lol