One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it. To remain in touch with the past requires a love of memory. To remain in touch with the past requires a constant imaginative effort.
I've learned that I don't have to make the same mistakes I did when I was younger--that I can reinvent myself. The past is my reflection in the lake, but one stone can change that reflection.
What have you learned from your past?