Memories are unlikely to disappear.They sometimes get far in the background-somewhere in a dead-end alley in your brain, in a drawer that slowly gets covered with dust. The references to the reminder also fade; The roads to the alley are changing, your internal navigation can’t find it anymore. But it is there. Sometimes you see that in dementing elderly people: recent information is no longer stored but information is recovered from long, long ago. The dementing state suddenly in the lost alley and pulls the dusty drawer open.
According to Connectionism, memories are not necessarily stored in the brain.The whole body serves as a storage place. These memories can also come up again.
Forgetting is an uncomfortable word.You have not forgotten anything so much, you do not know where it is. But in your memory, things are yours. I have no memories of my great grandparents. Who had died before my birth. But I have ever heard a family member talk about it. That is in my memory. So I have not forgotten my great grandparents-because I have never had a memory of them.
The most beautiful answer I find is that there is no forget book.People have died and libraries have been burnt, but we still have the Akasha Chronicle. The Akasha Chronicle is an understanding of Rudolf Steiner’s depth, but I believe that Helena Blavatsky first reported it.
The Akasha Chronicle contains all the memories of humanity.It floats like a kind of electromagnetic peel around the earth, in a sense it is the memory of Mother Earth. Everything that has ever played, but also all the dreams, expectations and thoughts are in there.
Before Marconi devised a way to absorb and use radio waves, few people believed in their existence.It is also with the Akasha Chronicle, which is made up of a form of radiation and a frequency that our current instruments cannot yet read.
Yet there are people who can consult him.These are psychics who have undergone a training with which they can adapt to these wavelengths.
Whether the Akasha Chronicle is based on fantasy or reality, I would like to leave the reader’s judgement.At the very least, it is a charming and optimistic reflection.
Yes, if someone is dead then the memories of that person are gone.But not yet the memories of that person, of course, but in the long term, the memories of those people also disappear. There comes a point where subjective awareness about an individual is over, not everyone tells his grandchildren about his grandfather. Anyway, forgetting is broader to interpret than forgotten by people. The universe does not forget so much (only probably with black holes) and as long as you indirectly influence the universe and the information about you still exists in a certain form, you can say that you are not completely forgotten. There are enough poor peasants from the Middle Ages who are remembered only in an objective form by the universe. But it can be a consolation that information always persists, and that your existence is still somewhere, even if no man ever thinks of you.
I will give you an example.There was once Emperor Nero. After his death, everyone wanted to forget him. This is called a damnatio memoriae. On top of his palace was built the Colosseum, his statues were destroyed and his name was extracted from archives, as well as the honorary titles he had obtained. There were a few more generations, telling you how a terrible emperor He had not been, but after a few hundred years he was effectively forgotten. But now we know that he pursued the Christians, possibly threw them in front of the Lions, accused them of having fired Rome, while he was accused of it himself. He had supposedly played the violin while Rome was in the fi SE and later built his palace on the spot that was then freed. In short, no one can really be forgotten. Of course I no longer know who my over-over-great-grandmother was, but there will always be documents or other proofs of her life.
A reminder and forgotten are traits of the human brain.In the case of damage to the brain (sickness, accident) and later death, these memories are therefore irrevocably lost.
Well, on the positive tour then: What is a reminder to a person in objective sense?That is the information that this person has existed. If I write my memories of the neighbor by way of speaking, this information continues to survive after my death (as long as the paper or Word document where the memories are still available). There is also other information: the physical surplus of the neighbor consists of matter that will be reused (even after the eventual demise of the Earth). Is that still called the neighbour? The neighbor could have children too. The children are the legacy that the neighbor has left behind. As long as there are offspring, there is a reminder of primeval father ‘ neighbor ‘.
You can also have memories of the person in the form of his legacy on the non-physical plane, for example his/her ideas: speeches, discoveries, composed pieces of music, works of art, etc.Is my body describing my person or describing my thoughts and ensuing acts my person?
We live in a time when data storage becomes very cheap and the capacity only increases.Who knows this Quora question and the accompanying answers will be memories of our existence in future millennia.
Presumably assuming that memories of someone generally do not span 3 generations so basically someone after the 3rd generation is more or less forgotten, apart from historically preserved facts and anecdotes.
Yes, you can delete reminders.Removing a specific reminder is not a conscious process. For example, you might be able to remove alcohol reminders from recent events, but this is strongly not recommended. In addition, there are ways to remove all your memories, but I don’t recommend it to you either.
The following thought assumes that forgetting is forgotten after death and so is about the legacy you leave behind.
In about 100 years, there will be people of which there is still data online, but everyone has forgotten and has no recollection of it.Then those people are actually forgotten, but this also means that people can remember these people again. That’s quite a weird idea, to make people who forget to be known again. Then it is as if you find an old diary, from someone who has died for a while and had no acquaintances.
Here religion also has some to do with it, imagine being part of a bigger plan or you have a life after death, then you also have a meaning in life and then you will not be forgotten.This would be because, in a life after death, you “don’t really” die, but continue to live as it were. In addition, an impact on society is also a way to have legacy without people remembering you. This gives people a meaning in life.
If you do not believe in religion and believe that you cannot make an impact on society, then you can only find meaning in the moment and try to be there for the people who are now.If there are no people around you, this will give you a reasonably empty life. I do assume that your life is empty if there is no meaning in your life.