What's worthwhile? The answer involves both introspection and retrospection: looking inward, and looking backward.

Accomplishments that people remember with pleasure and pride tend to be extraordinarily simple, and yet cast long shadows. Reading a good book ... persevering through difficulties to complete a significant project ... building a successful relationship ... studying hard, practicing conscientiously, and learning something new ...

(see also UnseenUniversity (7 Aug 1999), CheckYourMirrors (17 Sep 1999), ShadowCasting (22 Mar 2001), GoodDay (25 Jun 2002), ...)

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(correlates: ThroughObscurity, UpcSatori, ChicksWithPicks, ...)