“Memory (the deliberate act of remembering) is a form of willed creation. It is not an effort to find out the way it really was—that is research. The point is to dwell on the way it appeared and why it appeared in that particular way.”
Knowing something and actually living your life in a way that follows that knowledge are two very different things.
"Another flaw in the human character is that everybody wants to build and nobody wants to do maintenance."