Admin Post Recently, a good friend called and said that he had been taking inventory of his life and was dealing with some old problems that he had never really come to grips with. Amazingly, I had been doing that exact same thing, myself. Perhaps it’s just a natural process, that we look back at times. I’ve been through some not so pleasant experiences and came through them stronger, but there is always a cost. The only advice I can offer is to look carefully at any inner conflict you are experiencing, because if you are in cognitive dissonance, the whole world looks bad.