history or maybe i should collectively call it memories
i was at the interviewee ceremony with my grandmother today.
she was awarded a certificate for being a witness to the war and doing a interview of her experience.
history, allows us to learn about the past.
the common idiom is that we can learn from our past.
is that in fact true?
in my grandmother’s case, these memories were the origin of her suffering
the feeling of abandonment, the feeling of fear, the feeling of loss
is there any reason to hold onto our memories
our memories are what makes us unique.
our brain draws on our memories, on our experience to make decisions.
it bases decision of our own experience.
is it a good idea to not study for a test? past experience tells us you will fail. therefore, you study
memories adds depth to our decision making
it is what gives us the ability to learn.
more often than not, memories are forgotten.
do we need to draw on happy memories for inspiration? do we?
do we need to find motivation and willpower from memories of failure.
sometimes, i think no
memory is what bogs us down.
for some people, it’s what stops them from trying because they’ve experienced failure.
it’s left an imprint and makes it more difficult to take the other path.
if we had no memory, the probability of each choice would be 1/2 not skewed by our memory
if that is true, i believe many more people might be available lead a more diverse life.