As the title pretty much sums it up, i want to ask if people trust their memories? Do you ever question your own past? Our experiences are what mold us into the persons we are but how well do you remember events and if you do, do you remember them correctly? What about deja vu? It's basically getting the sensation of remembering something that has not happened yet.
Maybe time is an illusion but our brains are too primitive to comprehend the universe so we cling to it while it ticks away.
I think everyone has bouts of confabulation from time to time, well... I do.
I'll completely make up events and stories, and honestly believe they're true for a while.
So you can't always trust your memories, they can be deceiving at times.
The big bang is just a theory, a shaky one at that, that i've never believed in. It makes as much sense as "god did it". It's based on human arrogance and assumptions based on assumptions based on theories. If you would actually get into it, you would realise how silly the notion really is. I do not wish to discuss it here however but if you really want to, you can look into why it doesn't make any sense.
You sound like a pathological liar, Toby. :P To lie convincingly, you have to believe it yourself, if the lie is big enough with many details and the one being lied to, perceptive.
I was getting at the notion that how can we know that the things we know really even happened? What if a life-defining moment was all conjured up in our minds for whatever reason? Let's say i survived a robbery and my parents didn't. That experience made me become a police officer to protect others but in reality I killed my parents? That was hypothetical, don't get any ideas :P My parents are alive lol.
Why do you backtrack and tell everyone it never happened? You've got your audience thinking your awesome wtih awesome stories. But i digress. How DO you know things that no one else experienced really happened? Mind you, i'm not speaking out of personal experience or doubting my own reality, i'm just entertaining the idea.
But do you ever contemplate where these come from? There must be something in our psyche that triggers them. I don't believe that permonitions are accurate, more like what our subconscious has gathered but can't quite put into a whole picture. The sad part is that most people just ignore dreams alltogether without giving them any thought. Then again, that is true with so many things, sadly.
I've tried to interpret my dream with a professional, and they told me it was that I would grow up to be a homo, and it's been 12 years since the dream started and I'm not a homo yet... so finger crossed. :D
Either that or I was running away from the 'inner bear', and that's just a load of crap. WTF is an inner bear? It's nothing.
But I do think dreams have a meaning, like your sub-concious trying to tell you something or alert you to something perhaps.
What do you think my dream could mean? A guess maybe. It boggles my mind.
That a scenario where a bear will maul you to death in an open field with no place to run is a deep fear of yours? I don't know. What kind of a retard would associate a bear in a field to being gay? Seriously...
Chase dreams are quite common and often reflect a situation that you are afraid in confronting. The bear is symbolic of introspection and self-reflection. In mythology, it also refers to the great mother figure.
The green fields indicates your hopes and your unlimited potential for growth.
I found this.. interesting...
So your dream means that you need to grow as a person by letting your fears go? That's great advice for anyone! You don't need a dream to come to that conclusion, which makes it an empty platitude to spout to naive people who will shell out money for such sage advice. *snort*
Here is my interpetation. You're afraid that a hairy rugby player will manhandle you. Now, give money!
That's right, Hexi. Such all-inclusive generalizations are just one of dozens of tried-and-true techniques in the old art of cold reading--the chicanery which for centuries has been employed by tarot readers, palm readers, crystal ball gazers, and all manner of self-described psychic.
As to why so many people buy this kind of nonsense, I think P.T. Barnum had it right when he said, "No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the public."
There are gaps in my memory. I've done things I have no recollection of. Like when I crashed and fractured my skull... I don't even remember the moments leading up to that event.
So no, I don't trust my memories all that much.