I don't like what I've been reading in a news about how forgotten memories stay in your brain. If you ask me that just kind of undermines the whole concept of forgetting. I typed 'underminds' there orginally. I don't think that means anything though. Or does it? Did I just forget? Anyway, those so-called forgotten memories, flying their false flag with pride, what are they up to? Perhaps some things are best forgotten. Perhaps they're not. But either way it can't be good for them to be pretending to be forgotten and lurking away in there, up to whatever they're up to. Could they be benign? Perhaps they're like "it's b
Image via Wikipediaetter if he doesn't remember that, but we'll stick around in case of emergencies" - what sort of emergency could that be? An emergency where so-called forgotten memories are needed? Nothing worth watching on the television - no way. That wouldn't be good enough. If that's what they're up to they can cut that out. Perhaps if I'm about to repeat some terrible mistake? I might misinterpret it, I might think "oh, that's what happened last time, I won't get that wrong this time", change into a different tie, repeat the same mistake in all other respects and be met with the same results.
Or is it only saving nice memories for when I need a boost? Naah, I doubt it. It would be better letting me at them all the time so I never needed a boost, surely? Do they allow people to tell other people's jokes with confidence, thinking them to be my own? Surely even the most twisted memory wouldn't think that was worth the effort. No, I cannot think of any good reason they've got for hanging around. Perhaps it's for some peripheral function - perhaps so-called forgotten memories help the brain stay cool, for instance. I'd like to think it's some such thing rather than some devious psychological chicanery. What's your brain up to? What's mine doing? Stay vigilant. Unattended brains can kill whatever it is you were doing. Um...
that's all from me for now
see you around
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