πŸ’¬ Different Memories

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We are shaped by the memories we have. Some of these memories are monumental in building our character, our relationships, and our identity. Some memories hold power over us and hold us back… but they are not what happened, they are what we remembered, and how we add meaning to them.

David, I really enjoyed your reflections on memories, especially your point about how we shape what happened:

[T]hey are not what happened, they are what we remembered, and how we add meaning to them.

I was listening to a podcast recently on forgetting and its relationship with memory. One of the researchers explained how memories are often prone to being negative or at least bias as “whiteness does not show up on the page” and that forgetting is a healthy approach. It has definitely left me thinking about the place and purpose of memories.

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