And it affects you, sometimes, in the oddest way that you could imagine. Although you have moved on, memories of strong emotion like sadness or guilt – especially guilt, sometimes revolt. When you've made mistakes, there are certain things that can’t be fixed and somehow, you’re responsible – although not fully – for things you achieved. But what else can you do except trying to grab the lesson for your own goodness?
As Aldous Huxley wrote in the prelude of Brave New Word,
Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.
No, it’s not.
Note to self: it's not.