Which is one reason I believe in writing about the “frivolous.” If this is navel-gazing, I say good. Good, let’s keep staring into the abyss of ourselves. Because it’s easy to stop reflecting, and nod or knee-jerk at the appropriate moments, and rely on muscle memory and decades-old opinions to get through life. But interrogating your choices and beliefs, becoming mindful of their origins, and shedding what isn’t useful — that’s much harder. Most people don’t bother.