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I hate nearly everything I've written a couple of years ago watch

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    Reading old papers or essays invariably makes me cringe - I feel that I've changed and refined my views, or that my old writings were simply retarded and myopic.

    Anyone else feel the same way? (about your own writing, not mine:p: )
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    (Original post by PrimateJ)
    Reading old papers or essays invariably makes me cringe - I feel that I've changed and refined my views, or that my old writings were simply retarded and myopic.

    Anyone else feel the same way? (about your own writing, not mine:p: )
    Oh yes, definitely. Half the time I feel that way about my current work.
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    Well that's half the task of learning done- knowing what you did wrong :p:
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    My english teacher says it proves you're learning but i just feel embarasssed that i had no idea how awful my writing was. Best not to think about it if you ask me; we've all got enough memories to cringe about.
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    I found a blog from when I was 16

    "So, omg it's soooo tragic what happened!" :nothing:
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    Haha, the worst thing is my embarrassing emo poetry from when I was 15 or 16. I went to delete my myspace the other day and found it. Good LORD it was terrible. Funny; hilariously funny, but terrible. Hahaha.
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    (Original post by pigwigeon)
    Haha, the worst thing is my embarrassing emo poetry from when I was 15 or 16. I went to delete my myspace the other day and found it. Good LORD it was terrible. Funny; hilariously funny, but terrible. Hahaha.
    Ha! I have some of this kind of poetry... and then some half serious stuff I wrote when I was like 17... hahaha... I think I thought I had some kind of talent. Turns out I didn't :p:...

    But it's all funny to keep. You just have to be proud that you can at least recognise it's bad now... some people I know still think they're amazing at writing poems and songs and stuff (at 19) and they are cringe bad.
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    I constantly feel this way! I can't look back on anything I've done, be it 2 days or 2 years ago, and cringe at "i don't like this, what was I on when I made that point, wow bad metaphor there"...I think everyone has this to some extent Still, it's fun to look back at all the really old stuff
 
 
 
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