In Praise of Forgetfulness
In Praise of Forgetfulness
About the Book
Loss of memory and dementia are probably more feared than cancer (for which there are many cures), or even death (after which there is no more suffering). Rather than ignore this fear, talking about it can take it out of the shadowy corner. Let's talk about it. There are many beneficial things about forgetting and being forgotten. What do you think? I'll send you a coupon for a free copy of the pamphlet - use the "email the author" link on the book page.
- If you find yourself particularly sad
Memory and Forgetfulness
- Fearless vs. Brave
- The place you least want to look
- Stay with me
- Billy Collins
- What is memory, anyway? Mistaken attribution
- Kinds of memory
Memory is Useful
- Memory is how we know who we are
- Lord Byron’s memoirs
Memory is Harmful
- Repetition does not bother me
- Technical specifics
- Memory unit residents and summer camp
- Sedatives for medical procedures
- Benefits for Soldiers (PTSD)
- Yugoslavia: a Bad Case of Not Enough Forgetting
Better Not to Know
- Security and personal investigations
- Stories of AJ’s father
- The right to be forgotten
Why It Is Important to Look
- Fear of loss of memory
- Ignoring it does not help
- Talk about it
- I Can Only Hope
- Notes to Self
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