I spent a day looking back at what happened, what I did and what I learned over this year 2556. Then I read quickly my diary entries (or my 'brief' impressions) of what seemed important to me at the time.
I found that I have forgotten more than half of the many events that appeared so important and I did spent time, money and energy over them. In a way, what were so important then are not that memorable after all.
So many things that I had spent many days working to achieve, I did have them, did use them and did forget about them. Where are they now? Not even a year after I just forget where they are now!
I am old. Yes, That is a reason. I don't hang on to things. That is what I do well many a time. Things become obsolete. That is a fact. We all move on to newer and better things. (Quick where is a nearest body parts supermarket? I'd like a complete replacement includiing a new brain ;-)
No, I looked back and I remembered some things I regret not doing my best for others at the time. I offered excuses to (myself and) them. My excuses were (I have to admit) half truth -- they were true but not to the degree that would make it impossible. I forgot most of what I did well and had good results for others and myself. They were what I learned.
Thanks forgetfulness, I now have a chance to learn and enjoy my life again.
(And in my view -- it is best a forgettable year -- no New Year's resolution because it's a good year ;-)