I mean your real estate past, present and future to be specific. We have all made the wrong decisions in our real estate lives. We did or didn't buy that property, sold in a bad market and lost money or bought at the top of the market and suffered for years, etc. The past for many of us is made up of "failures" or setbacks. These events shape our attitude in the present time and influence our future greatly.
This is the true joy in life: The being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. The being a force of nature, instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community, and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.