How do memories influence the decisions you make? Is it better to embrace memories, even the painful ones, or cast them off?
"How do memories influence the decisions you make? Is it better to embrace memories, even the painful ones, or cast them off?"
My memory is shabby at best. I’m nearly 30 and everything past a year ago becomes vague and interchangeable. It’s almost like I’ve given up on memory and left my subconscious to guide the way. Only large events stand out in my mind, and for the most part these are pleasant. But even the unpleasant memories get warped and changed after time.
My memory has done a good job at keeping core parts of me intact. When the rest of me seems vague and I am uncertain of who I am I can predict my reactions to certain stimuli based on previous reactions. For example I will probably always find thunder and rain comforting (as long as I’m snug inside a building), I will probably always be attracted to certain Robots and Aliens, even when I’m 82, I will probably always enjoy science fiction movies and/or TV, I will probably always cringe away from unexpected physical contact, and I will probably ALWAYS burst into tears if a spider gets killed in front of me.
Vague answer for a vague memory.