I've been doing a lot of self-examination recently and I think that my biggest problem is bitterness. I'm one of those people who holds onto the past (particularly the injustices of the past) forever. I've come to realize that many of my thoughts and actions are controled by feelings of bitterness. I'm angry at the past and many of the people in it. I'm angry at former bosses and former roommates who I feel have taken advantage of my good nature and have wronged me. There's a persistent feeling of "Someday, I'll be important and then I'll show them! Then they'll see." But, of course, recognizing a problem and fixing it are two separate things. I want to let go of the past. I realize what this means: I have to forgive. I have to forgive all those people who have wronged me. This isn't an easy thing to do. I can say that I forgive them all, but do I really? How do you truly forgive? That's all I wanted to say.