Unfortunately, embarrassment is one of the emotions that we continue to feel keenly no matter how old we get. Of course, there are some classic embarrassing memories from the '90s that pretty much all of us who grew up during the decade wish we could forget. But while skipping down memory lane tends to be full of delicious snacks and our favorite TV shows, there is something valid to be said for relieving the embarrassing moments, too. Why? Because it's a great learning experience.
Seriously: We learn from our mistakes. We also learn and grow from being compassionate to ourselves. There are plenty of moments we found totally mortifying as a kid or teen in the '90s, but with some distance, we might find ourselves laughing at our former humiliation. It's also a good way to gain perspective about what matters and what doesn't, and that time heals pretty much all wounds. After all, we were pretty convinced we would never live down tripping in front of the class in the fifth grade, but lo and behold, here we are.