OpinionRecalling long-lost childhood memories is awesome
      – BorgClown, 2008-10-24 at 16:30:23   (7 comments)

On 2008-10-24 at 16:37:31, BorgClown wrote...
I don't know what triggered it, but last night I suddenly recalled a forgotten episode of my childhood: My little sister and me were alone, making impressions of a disabled child that was our common friend. We were mocking his way of moving, talking and drooling and laughing wholeheartedly. It was eerie to recall that my little sister and me were such bastards in our early years, but it was awesome to remember that event after so many years. BTW, as long as I can recall, we were never rude to that boy, all the mocking was between us. But then again, what if we were rude and I forgot?
On 2008-10-24 at 16:41:56, Lee J Haywood wrote...
The further back in time you go, the fewer memories I have. I can hardly remember the people I knew a year or two ago, never mind when I was at school or university - especially their names. Only a few special people manage to stick in my memory, and even with them I tend to only remember one or two things about them. Sometimes, though, you do find yourself reminded of an important time you'd completely forgotten - and the fact that you even have the memory can be surprising.
On 2008-10-24 at 16:47:05, BorgClown wrote...
Yes it can, specially with very early memories. One tends to accept that childhood memories are forever lost because of childhood amnesia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childhood_amnesia
On 2008-10-24 at 16:50:56, Lee J Haywood wrote...
A while after I left school I wrote down the names of everyone I could remember - perhaps about 50 of them. I don't know what I did with it, but it's a useful sort of thing to have... I've been writing down the names of people I'm being introduced to at the social club I joined last month, and I can see from it that I've met about 44 people and it lets me remember how I met each one and picture them quite easily.
On 2008-10-24 at 16:56:26, BorgClown wrote...
I hope you're not taking notes during the introduction, LOL
On 2008-10-24 at 17:08:14, Lee J Haywood wrote...
No, you do have to memorise as many names as possible at the time. I've done pretty well... Usually you find that people say their name and then carry on talking which robs you of the few seconds needed to come up with an association. But often people forget your name and re-introduce themselves, which helps lots.
On 2008-10-26 at 13:59:56, Thewrit wrote...
@Lee J Haywood: that's a great idea, i wish i could think something like this when i finished school. i'll do lists every opportunity i have from now.