Do you ever stop to think about what your life would be like if you woke up one day and had no memories + no visions for the future? If you woke up and were completely blank, with pure emptiness in your mind?
We would freak out. Or would we? Actually we wouldn’t. Why? Bc we wouldn’t even know that we had had memories to begin with. The only one thing we would freak out about was the feeling of being hungry and not knowing what it meant.
We would have nothing else to freak out about, because we had forgotten whatever known to us.
So it turns out memory is an exquisite illusion that shapes our sense of self. Without it we would just be like an animal, or not that even, cause animals do have memories.
If we could not remember past events - we could not learn or develop language, relationships, or personal identity.
Meaning language, how to get food all gone.
Memory is vital to experiences, it is the retention of information over time for the purpose of influencing future action..
We would be nothing with out it. Just pure flesh and bones, just molecules and atoms.
So.. take cafe of your brain, eat brain food, like walnuts, blueberrys etc and in general just take care of your health if you want to keep them.
Dementia keeps getting a sever problem amongst the elder… And it would be nice not to catch that.
Just.. take care of yourself.