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Every year I go out to buy a lovely leather journal thinking I'm going to utilize it. After two entries, I put it aside, thinking that later a will write more. I month passes before I write my next entry. After that, 4 months, and so on. I tried doing this for at least five years now because I always thought it would be great to look back in my journal when I'm older. It never worked out. I just can't keep a journal. Recently, I came up with a brillant idea to suit me, an idea book. All the time I'm getting these weird ideas from things I hear and see. Till this point, I let them pass. Now, everytime I have a interesting thought I whip out my idea book to jot it down. This idea works best with a small book you don't mind shoving into the corner of your backpack. I also put short thoughts/things going on in my life at the time, but it is mainly my crazy ideas.
It is better to be pissed off than pissed on.
I love my idea book. Whenever I run into a thought that is too large to be thought at once I whip out my idea book and write it down.
The problem with my attempted journal is that I don't want to invest time to fill it with everyday stories, and whenever something exceptional and very personal happens I don't trust the paper enough to tell it my story.
'Yeah, That's what Jesus would do. Jesus would bomb Afghanistan. Yeah.' - snowlion
I don't trust the paper enough to tell it my story.
Having visions of Jaz holding a knife to his journal whilst threatening it...sort of harry potter style, without the ink spurting out and the evil dude looking like he belongs in Beauty and the Beast.
Look at me! I'm a prostitute robot from the future!
I keep one. And I write in it (almost, very few exceptions) everyday, and have been doing so for the past 2 years.
It's become something of an addiction for me. I feel like I'll cease to exist if my memories aren't remembered. I feel like once I'm dead and gone they'll be the only thing keeping me alive, saying that once upon a time I actually existed.
I think generally it helps with self-examination as well. I realise how stupid or conceited I've been about something a few days later.
It also helps my general writing skills.
Which world is Plato in?