Later On

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Politicians and parents know to be careful when they speak, else they say something that can be later used against them. And yet: with all this walking, I’m feeling much better—I have more energy and I’m enjoying things more. So there.

Minds are tricky things, and not a good place to store thoughts, you know? Memory isn’t a readout from a static source, but a process of reconstruction and things get modified by later experience and current wishes. So writing down one’s thoughts is the only way to keep them intact and unchanged. But people don’t seem to do much writing these days, despite the many additional tools to create and preserve the written word. So, for example, when we make a decision we think we’ll remember the reasons for the decision, but our memory is greatly reshaped once we know the outcome of the decision, good or bad.

Writing: the vital skill.

Written by Leisureguy

28 September 2008 at 9:43 am

Posted in Daily life

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