Re: Reading through old posts...
I know what you mean!
However the absolute worst for me was: Before here I had a LiveJournal (for in between my closest real life friends) and I just can't bare to read any of my entries on there from last year and before. And oh gosh... 2006 and early 2007 are completely and totally horrifying. I was terrible back then. I was pretty much "emo" and had a lot of growing up to do. I wish so much that I could have appreciated what I had, but I was too stuck on little things to focus on reality and how things could have EASILY been so much worse.
In fact I just flat out hate myself from back then. I can see why I lost a lot of friends. And to be honest I can't see why I still have any of those same real life friends. They had to put up with a ton of crap from me. In actuality, I don't know that the word "emo" could actually accurately describe how bad I was... I was worse.
It's true, you really shouldn't read through your older posts! (And it was worse for me because all of my LJ entries have been loong rants.) However, the thing is you really realize how much you've grown up, and it's always nice to know that we aren't like that anymore. XD
I'm actually not very good about even reading those old entries, I get to the point where it's just too horrible to read anymore - I get incredibly embarrassed towards myself.