We tend to elaborate our memories, apply too many labels, succumb to our emotions and exaggerate things.
Imagine you’re on a romantic getaway with your partner on a beautiful tropical island, but you have an enormous fight while you’re there, spoiling the trip. You’ll remember the island as a sad place, and if you go back there it will contaminate your perception of it, potentially building another sad memory.
- When you remember something, it’s not necessarily the truth but your own personal record of it. Your partner, for instance, might remember your time on the island in a completely
- Your memories are nothing more than a reflection of what you think happened. They are often not true!
- Solve for Happy - Mo Gawdat