Have you ever ripped up a diary before? It's like in StarCraft when you build tonnes and tonnes of zerglings in single player just to nuke them. It's vaguely satisfying, and then you think about what a huge waste of time it all was. I've done that twice now. Let me give you another example. Suppose you're playing an 8 player FFA on BGH, and for whatever reason most of the other players are not really concerned with you, so you're left to your own devices to build whatever super-army you want, but instead of doing that you start making SCVs play follow the leader around various formations of buildings and minerals and geysers hoping that one day someone is going to see all that shit and think "By the keyboard of Boxer, what the Hell is going on here?!" Only before that can happen everyone kills each other or gets frustrated and leaves, so you're just left with this stupid replay of you making SCVs play follow the leader by yourself. And most likely no one is ever gonna watch that replay anyway.
Now imagine for a moment that somehow employers were suddenly able to and cared about looking up the replays of potential employees just to make sure they were on the level, like they do with Facebook pictures. Suddenly you're worried your potential money machine is gonna find this replay of you making SCVs follow the leader by yourself and think you're mentally unstable. You'd wanna destroy that replay, right? That's how it is with ripping up a diary. Eventually you've written so much crazy weird crap that it just becomes a huge liability to keep. But at the same time, you gotta watch that replay one more time. You gotta see just how long you managed to make SCVs follow the leader without anyone knowing. It kinda takes a long time. You made a shit load of SCVs follow each other around buildings. At some point even you begin feeling weird about it. I made them do that? Why? But others you're kind of proud of, for being ingeniously clever. Ever make SCVs follow the leader in a figure eight? No, because it's impossible. But let's just say somehow you did. Still, no one would understand why that was so beautiful, they'd just see more SCVs playing follow the leader, and the really crazy person who kept making them do it. Oh sure, we've all obsed a replay once or twice and made them do that, but what kind of nut job makes a whole society based on follow the leader?
That's when you gotta say to yourself: enough is enough. You delete that shit off your hard drive and forget about it. But computers are weird. Do things ever REALLY get deleted? They get super fragmented and bizarre, but certain kinds of software can sometimes recover them, if not in their entirety, at least in some parts. Too much effort for an employer, but you hope, some day, maybe a really bored person, or an archaeologist will uncover them and find your magnificent follow the leader SCV society, maybe even uncover the figure eight, the game of follow the leader that was thought to be impossible! Actually, maybe that is possible. I am pretty sure I made them do that once. Pretty pathetic.