Occasionally I look back at old emails and gchat conversations from years ago that I had with friends and girlfriends. Each time I do so, I learn a lot about myself. Reading these old conversations and emails is sometimes hilarious and sometimes terrifying. When you are in a situation it’s hard to have perspective and see how ridiculous and embarrassing you are, but afterwards its all there in black and white print. If you’ve never done so, I strongly recommend it.