Memories are like Sunsets. . .

Their Beauty Fades with Time
sunset 5-3-18 jep

I see looking back at events as memories helps me to analyze my actions and interactions with others so that I can adjust my future behavior as I certainly do NOT want to be the reason someone is sad.

I see looking back and dwelling on the past, whether fond memories or not, as a precursor to miss-remembering, modification and an adulteration of that memory which can, and all too often does lead to anxieties, hurt and pain. Our access of that memory causes a modification of the original memory. Everything we have experienced in life from that original point to the point of recollection has the opportunity to cause a modification. That memory now will never be the same as the brain has a hard time separating the original from the modification.

Our past should serve as a guide to a better future, not a catalyst to pain and failure. Don’t let a ‘memory’ become a grudge. 


Foot Notes:

“Every time we bring back an old memory, we run the risk of changing it.”

“. . . whenever a specific memory is activated, the pathways that caused the activation change their associations to reflect that new activity.”

What Is Memory and How Does It Work?


About mikkiroderick

With age comes wisdom. With wisdom comes maturity. Maturity is not synonymous with growing up. I'm still a child at heart.
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