During my last year in university (a few years ago), I always chatted (online) with a girl who went to the same department as me, and after many months, she told me that she had feelings for me. [more inside]
How do I incorporate the things I learn from self-improvement reading into my life? This is more than just a question about remembering what I learn from self-improvement books. I am looking for ways of making that knowledge stick, so that I can make good use of it later when I need it. [more inside]
I'm a person who excels very well in jobs and make great first impressions. However, a problem that has plagued me all my life is forgetting ONE detail that might seem small but very important. [more inside]
There's a particular kind of movie scene I really like, where a character has forgotten their purpose (due to amnesia, magical fugue, etc -- not absent-mindedness), then remembers it and sets themselves back to the task at hand with a renewed sense of urgency. Please recommend me movies with scenes like this? Examples below the fold. [more inside]
I have a tendency to automatically dissociate from/"forget" things that are stressful or anxiety-provoking. How can I better focus on these scary things so that I can better address and resolve them? [more inside]
I've had this silly and embarrassing little problem for years and I'm noticing that it's getting worse. Sometimes, when I run into somebody I know or if I'm introducing somebody I know to somebody they don't know, I truly blank out on the name of the person I know. [more inside]
I've just been down the gullet of an interstellar cockroach. That's one of a hundred memories I don't want.
How does one go about intentionally forgetting something? [more inside]
Help me locate an article on divorce and memory loss. [more inside]
Has anyone had the experience of not being able to forget a past lover (in a present relationship) and so you returned to the past lover, and you were right -- that was the place you were supposed to be? There is someone I cannot forget, three years after breaking up with him. [more inside]
How do you manage your knowledge? What do you do about the inevitability of losing the skills you don't practice? [more inside]
I’m getting married this Saturday, and I’m certain I’m going to forget something or mess something up. Can you give me some advice? What things did you forget about, mess up, or learn from during your experience? [more inside]
Please help with my writing project on the kinds of memories that visit you over and over again and annoy, non-plus or disturb you. I’ve got my own examples and some of the most common (e.g., irritating songs). What involuntary memories do you have—that you wish you didn’t? [more inside]
How can I forget an extremely disturbing and nightmarish hallucination/dream that I had, or at least stop being afraid of it?
How can I forget an extremely disturbing and nightmarish hallucination/dream that I had, or at least stop being afraid of it? [more inside]
How can I make myself forget something ? [more inside]
I have a campus job delivering newspapers, and must keep track of how many were left over from last week as well. The problem has two facets: one, I sometimes forget how many I just picked up less than 5 seconds after picking it up. I normally do not have a problem with this, except with names. Two, I lose the sheets where I record the numbers about one out of every two weeks. [more inside]
Why does Windows Desktop Search keep "forgetting" my Outlook items? [more inside]
If I see something I'd rather not remember (like a spoiler for a movie I plan on seeing, or an unsettling image), are there any tricks I can use to prevent myself from remembering it? And once I've remembered it, is there anything I can do to deliberately forget it, short of visiting Lacuna, Inc?
Are you forgetful? If so, what do you do to remember things? MI [more inside]