Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Abiding by the following principle: "Thinking involves not only the
flow of thoughts, but their arrest as well. Where thinking suddenly
stops in a configuration pregnant with tensions, it gives that
configuration a shock, by which it crystallizes into a monad. A
historical materialist approaches a historical subject only where
he encountes it as a monad. In this structure he recognizes the
sign of a Messianic cessation of happening, or, put differently, a
revolutionary chance in the fight for the oppressed past. He takes
cognizance of it in order to blast a specific era out of the
homogenous course of history — blasting a specific life out of the
era or a specific work out of the lifework. As a result of this
method the lifework is preserved in this work and at the same time
canceled; in the lifework, the era; and in the era, the entire
course of history."
-- Walter Benjamin