We may not be able to change recent events in our lives, but how well we remember them plays a key role in how our brains model what’s happening in the present and predict what is likely to occur in the future, finds new research in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.
“Memory isn’t for trying to remember”, said Jeff Zacks, professor of psychology and brain sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis and an author of the study. “It’s for doing better the next time”. (1)
Obsessed with “doing something”.
But we don’t need to.
Stay under the tree.
Smell the forest.
There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to remember.
You are already doing everything.
By doing nothing.
You are already remembering everything.
Because there is nothing to remember.
You will be dead soon…