Mulling Over Memories
Webcast Q&A: 8 April 2012, Question 4
I answered a question on mulling over memories on 8 April 2012. You can listen to or download the podcast of just this question below – or check out the whole episode of Philosophy in Action Radio.
Should I mull over my memories less frequently? Is it unhealthy for a person to continuously mull over previous events and specific memories? I go over past events in my mind on a constant basis. I try to recall specific details (i.e., things I was thinking at the time, etc.) and keep a perfect "image" of the memory/event in my mind as long as possible. Is this strange, unhealthy, or counterproductive?
My Answer, In Brief: You need to ask yourself: What's the purpose and value of this practice? You need to make sure that it's helping you live in reality, not serving as an escape from reality.
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