Drawing a Blank
June 12, 2012 4:51 PM Subscribe
How much do you remember your teen years and, if not a lot, then when did you start to lose those memories?
posted by kanata to health & fitness (27 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
There are big blanks in my recollection of my years growing up. I know that as you get older it is common to forget things but I've always struggled with this. A year out of high school and I would have people coming up to me to talk who I had no idea who they were. According to them we hung out at school and talked every day or went to parties together. To me they look vaguely familiar like the way I recognize my bank teller.
I'm 37 now and it is still happening but now people are telling me things I did in high school. Things like pushing people down stairs and hitting them on a regular basis. People that I consider good friends. They say that they just chalked it up to me being an angry teen and laughed it off. I have absolutely no memory of doing these things and only barely remember interactions with them.
How much memory loss is normal as you age? Is it normal to be missing years so soon as 1 year after?
No tough love please. I already feel horrible that apparently I was this mean angry person who hurt people and this worries me a lot.