I think you know what I’m getting at,
I find it so upsetting that,
The memories that you select,
You keep the bad but the good you just forget.
Which To Bury, Us Or The Hatchet? – Relient K
I think that everyone tends to look back on things and remember the bad bits, and not quite remember the good bits, unless they were REALLY good. And even then the good memories are sometimes outweighed by the bad. For example, Year 9 camp was heaps fun, met a lot of people…FELL OFF BIKE. So was Monash Camp, learned a lot about friends and had fun away from home…ROOM WAS TOO HOT, BED WAS TOO SOFT. And so it goes on.
Anyway, just then I had my Canadian friend Simon link me to a video he made. Y’all know about “misheard lyrics” where people get a song with slightly hard to understand pronunciated lyrics, and put funny fake ones to it? Also, you all know about the Numa Numa guy? Danced to that song Dragostea Din Tei (Rhianna used the “Maya Hee Maya Hoo Maya Ha Maya Ha-ha” part in a song, I think). Anyway, Simon did Misheard Lyrics to that song. Here it is.
Keep Cool (and remember the good times)
actually, studies have shown that the mood you’re in triggers a specific memory (state-dependent cues) so if you’re feeling sad, you’ll remember sad memories, if you’re happy, you’ll remember happy memories. Obviously, big things like getting badly hurt or meeting someone important will stand out more but it really does depend on the cue you use when you’re reminiscing.
I tend to remember the good parts of life. Even when I am sad I remember the good things in the past to cheer up in the present.
When I revisit some places I remember being there during past relationships. Being happy in a current relationship gets you over that aspect very well.
this reminds me of our talk when we picked up the turn left sign and martinie was in the middle. XD
do you think you’re more optimistic than you were in previous years? somehow i feel more stable and now the description of a cynical pessimistic doesn’t quite fit with me anymore. i was replying an email to a friend who was feeling down and i was incredibly optimistic to the point that the glass was overflowing. =S
Couldn’t really drench you in any of my new found optimism tonight whilst on the phone..tooo sleeeeeeepy.
have a good sunday of chinese school and tuition..muhaha.
Xi described me as a self-help book!