By Douwe Draaisma
Weaving jointly a fascinating array of literary, ancient, and medical resources, the writer considers forgetting from each perspective. He pierces fake clichés and asks vital questions: Is a forgotten reminiscence misplaced perpetually? What makes a colleague bear in mind an idea yet omit that it used to be yours? Draaisma explores “first stories” of children, how reviews are translated into reminiscence, the controversies over repression and “recovered” thoughts, and bizarre examples of reminiscence disorder. He movingly examines the impression on own stories while a hidden fact involves mild. In a persuasive end the writer advocates the undervalued perform of “the artwork of forgetting”—a set of suggestions that help in erasing stories, thereby holding worthy relationships and inspiring own contentment.
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Extra info for Forgetting : myths, perils and compensations
In this phase of a child’s life, a great many things happen at once. A rudimentary self-consciousness develops, an ego that starts to regard experiences as amounting to a personal past. The time horizon expands, in both directions. 26 The development of language contributes significantly to this, since an increasingly refined network of temporal relationships requires words to mark the intersections. At the same time, language does something else: it turns personal experiences outwards. Children who can share their memories with parents, brothers, sisters and friends by using language convert those memories into something that can be exchanged, making them social experiences.
They can all be described as departures from the norm: a father who no longer lives at home but is billeted in a fort because of mobilisation, people in hiding who sleep in an attic, a Jewish road-mender being beaten, getting under the table when the air raid siren goes off, or strips of silver paper fluttering down from an aircraft. Aberrations are also crucial to all those ‘first times’ recorded in first memories: the first day at nursery school, the first experience of electric light, the first taste of a banana.
We compare memory to abbeys, theatres and palaces. Psychology has always chosen the most advanced and prestigious technologies for its metaphors of memory. Anyone who compares metaphors for forgetting with those for remembering – the sieve with the photograph, the colander with the computer – will have a poignant but realistic picture of the developmental gap between the two language games. Forgetting is forced to make do with an awkward reversal of memory metaphors. If we have forgotten something, then the wax tablet was too dry to receive an imprint, the ink has faded, the text was scraped from the parchment, someone pressed ‘delete’, or the information is no longer on the hard disc.