Forgetting - Loss of Information

in health •  28 days ago  (edited)


Forgetting or disremembering is the apparent loss or modification of information already encoded and stored in an individual's short or long-term memory. It is a spontaneous or gradual process in which old memories are unable to be recalled from memory storage.

This is how Wikipedia defines forgetting. Are you one of those people who tend to forget things?
Well, I don't know that but I know that I am one of those persons who tends to forget stuff very quickly. Not that I am old, I am in my mid twenties and I still have a young and well functioning brain and other organs associated with memory stirage. It has been an issue since my childhood and I haven't really thought hard about it. My doctor said that it is normal and needs no medication or treatment but with time, this problem is only getting worse.

I remember the day when I went to some place to get bring some of my things from a place which is about 10 miles away. I went there with that sole purpose and I came back home empty handed just because I forgot why I went there in the first place.

They say that the cause of forgetting is that the memory isn't your long term memory or you are unable to retrieve information or you face some interference or it could also be due to physical injuries to the brain. I think my forgetting is due to interference and inability to retrieve things. I mostly keep myself busy and rarely have a free resting mind. Maybe that is why this happens.

My little sister celebrates her birthday today and I never forgot that in my life but this time I did. I am not home and my sister is about 500 miles from here so it is obvious that I wasn't supposed to be there to celebrate her birthday and the fact is that we don't celebrate birthdays in our community. But that doesn't mean I should have forgot it. I always gift her something on her birthday but this time I couldn't just because I forgot. My brother reminded me of her birthday and thankfully she is cool with it.

Maybe, it's time to consult a doctor for this issue or maybe I should give some rest to my mind to check if it can store memory for longer periods. I am definitely going to try the latter first and if it doesn't work, I may go with the former.

Have you ever faced these issues?
If you have, feel free to share those in the comments section.
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