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ramcalt  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Your Memories Aren't Your Memories

Hahaha, I see. It's an interesting concept.

ramcalt  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Macbeth: a Human Character

Macbeth's fight is the unwinnable fight against fate and time, which shall inevitably overcome us all at some point. This unwinnable fight, which Macbeth faces with what you have said like bravery, and intelligence, but also most importantly pride, arrogance and irrationality (which makes him realistic and human), creates the captivating story and likens him to a hero.

ramcalt  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Your Memories Aren't Your Memories

I find this idea quite interesting. You say that our memories aren't our memories (in the title of this post), but aren't they more OUR memories if the act of remembering adds part of current you. I guess the question is what makes you, you. Memories? How we are now? How we were? What we have done?

I think an interesting comment to add as well is that humans have a tendency to be cognitively dissonant. That means we can have inconsistent thoughts and memories because of our changing behavioral and attitudes. It's basically when we do something in the past, that we now believe at the present to be irrational, and so we think up of a new reason why we did it (rationalizing that past decision and changing your memory of what really happened). While this phenomenon is not exactly the same as the one you described, they're both part of how our brain changes its memories over time.