To be meticulous is to leave something behind for others to find and benefit from.
We all scoff and smirk at the idiosyncrasies of the nerdy kid in every Wes Anderson movie. The neatly written note in the perfectly square shot of the notebook.
But later on they will be the ones who benefit from meticulously documenting their interests and experiences.
They’re the ones who go on to shape perceptions of history. Because they’re the ones who have stuck in your mind. The ones you remember.