One of my favorite poems of all time is "Myself" by Edgar Guest –
I have to live with myself, and so,
I want to be fit for myself to know.
I want to be able, as days go by,
Always to look myself straight in the eye.
I don't want to stand in the setting sun
And hate myself for the things I've done.
A copy of that poem has been near at hand for more than 40 years. It reminds me of the kind of person I want to be.