So we all experience things every day and sometimes these ‘things’ become a part of our memory; that moment you can recall very quickly.
If something happened to you yesterday this could be called a “fresh memory” because you have the ability to remember that exact moment. The sounds, surrounding, colours, tonality of a voice, where you were going….
Fond / profound memories
Sometimes something really profound happens, you lose your parent(s) or you remember getting your first pet, these memories can stay inside your head for a very long time.
You simply cannot remember what you had for dinner 33 months ago. These types of memories are not traceable.
Why are memories important?
There is not a single, simple answer for this question but the following points might help to put your memories in perspective:
- Memories show that we have experienced something. This could be enjoyable, unpleasant, or, even, unknown feelings for the first few seconds/minutes of an experience.
- You cannot get your memories back. It is impossible to completely re-live a memory so enjoy them in that moment in time.
- Memories show life experience because we learn from them. Sometimes memories allow us to learn or feel failure.
- Our memories can be told to others. Will you have children? Will you adapt? Will you become an uncle / aunt? Your memories can be passed onto them. Sometimes we can use our memories to allow others to learn from an experience.