"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
I don't keep one now, but I used to, back in my late teens and early 20s. It was useful for helping me sort out my thoughts.
I also had a blog for a few years, until shortly after I became a dad. At that point I had to chuck a few things I didn't need so that I could have time and money for what I do need. Neither the blog nor my CoH subscription made the cut.
Make no assumption about me, boy,as you are totally wrong.
As to journals or diaries, many well know men and women have maintained these during their lives - how do you think they write their autobiographies?
Or do you think?
I use a free software called Efficient Diary for my really personal thoughts, and I also have a blog that I put a variety of stuff on, from health info and political stuff, to music videos. I enter something in my personal diary on most days. I think it's interesting to go back and read even mundane stuff later.
Gestures, in love, are incomparably more attractive, effective and valuable than words.
~ Francois Rabelais
My grandfather, a poor farmboy and a real firebrand, kept a journal of all the women he dated in his youth. He evaluated each young lady based on intelligence, wit, appearance, and skill at dancing. He rounded each entry out with a letter grade overall.
My grandmother was the final entry in the book, and he gave her an "A+."
We found it after he passed away and we were cleaning out his house. My uncle found it first, and he blushed fire-engine red and tried to keep the rest of us from seeing it.
I didn't ask jamesrage what it means to be a man. Seriously, stop trolling and go make another thread if it's so important to you.
Last edited by Orion; 03-28-10 at 02:48 PM.