Forgetting things. Thinking. Finite beings. Deciding. Living.

According to the two researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada, memory isn’t intended to help transmit the most accurate information, but rather the most useful information that can help us make smart decisions in the future. Information generated from the process of forgetting as well as the process of creating memories.

Researchers found evidence of the deliberate weakening of the synaptic connections between neurons that help to encode memories, as well as signs that new neurons overwriting existing memories, to make them harder to access.

Forgetting helps us adjust to new situations by letting go of memories we don’t need. It also allows us to generalise past events to help us make decisions about new ones, a concept known in artificial intelligence as regularisation. Multiple or even conflicting memories makes it harder for you to make an informed decision. (1)

The only way to think is not to think.

Because thinking engulfs you in a set of beliefs and dogmas which make it almost impossible to select an action. Real life requires the ability to focus on what you want rather than analyze everything and take rational decisions. Because the mind will never be able to analyze everything or invent a set of logical axioms which will prove useful for every possible situation.

Acting is about filtering information, destroying what you have in your mind based on what you want to have in your mind, forgetting things, letting go of information which may be conflicting to what your heart dictates that you need to do.

We are not part of God because we are infinite.

We are part of God as finite beings, trying to live in a finite universe.

We should not be able to decide. And yet we do.

And though our incompleteness, we drive the cosmos.

Because deep inside we have already made up our mind.

Read the article carefully again.

You have 10 minutes to decide if you like it or not.


(Do you really care?)

Author: skakos

Spiros Kakos is a thinker located in Greece. He has been Chief Editor of Harmonia Philosophica since its inception. In the past he has worked as a senior technical advisor for many years. In his free time he develops software solutions and contributes to the open source community. He has also worked as a phD researcher in the Advanced Materials sector related to the PCB industry. He likes reading and writting, not only philosophy but also in general. He believes that science and religion are two sides of the same coin and is profoundly interested in Religion and Science philosophy. His philosophical work is mainly concentrated on an effort to free thinking of "logic" and reconcile all philosophical opinions under the umbrella of the "One" that Parmenides - one of the first thinkers - visualized. The "Harmonia Philosophica" articles program is the tool that will accomplish that. Life's purpose is to be defeated by greater things. And the most important things in life are illogical. We must fight the dogmatic belief in "logic" if we are to stay humans... Credo quia absurdum!

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