There are many ways we can call them. Neuroses, obsessions, unresolved conflicts — you choose. But of something we can be pretty sure: everybody has some inner demons.Psychologist often suggest that their clients keep a personal journal. They claim personal journals can help people successfully delve with such inner demons.Even if this can have some drawbacks, I’m sure in general this journaling thing is good advice from a medical point of view.Life and FictionHowever, we should never consider our personal journal as a sort of literary work. The reason for this is simple: personal journals rarely, if ever, make for good fiction. In fact, they’re boring beyond telling.Sure, if we read our own journal we may find it interesting, even engrossing. But the truth is that when we read a story about ourselves, we’re not in the best position to assess its potential, its quality.I repeat: personal journals are boring. And this is why, unless in our life we’ve had some…
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