paigetheoracle Posted March 28, 2013 Report Share Posted March 28, 2013 Speaking as someone who is losing their memory through the aging process, I thought I would point out some of my observations on what I see happening to me and the cause as I believe it to be. Firstly emotion plays a big part in forgetting. If you're depressed you don't want to remember things - in fact you have a definite reason to forget, in that failure is not something you want to openly display, unlike success, which is the total opposite. I see memories and perceptions blurring into each other because the separation and segregation that ensured I could easily differentiate one thing from another is going, to be replaced by chaos and confusion: Life is input / output as far as I see it. The mind / body interrelationship leads me to think that energy poured into one, leads to it being depleted in the other, like the effect of an hour glass being turned upside down. We have cold thought (intellect) as input and hot blooded action as output (emotion). Think of a volcano and the way cooling magma hardens into layers and separates out into different rocks or crystals over time but starts out as amorphous energy or hot, undifferentiated lava. In society we see form breaking down during revolutions (law and order giving way to crowd politics as Umberto Eco envisioned it I believe, saying the mob moved like a separate living entity as opposed to their individual selves) in the same way cells do in a chrysalis, to form a new creature and perhaps that is all death is, in relation to the individual - the loss of identity. So what I'm saying in essence is that as I 'lose my mind,'I pour out my energy to form a new me elsewhere (Not reincarnation as such but like the death of a plant fertilizes the soil for new plant growth from seeds). I forget myself, literally. ErlyRisa 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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