It used to give me great anxiety when people would forget what they were about to say. I couldn’t rest until I’d helped them remember it. I have finally come to realize that about 95% of what people say is of no consequence. It’s usually just some connection they are making to something else that has been said. Both they and I will very soon forget the comment, and probably the entire conversation – the entire day will largely be forgotten in a couple of weeks. It follows, then, that 95% of what I say is also of no consequence. This is a good thing to know, since it has always driven me crazy when I’ve forgotten something I was going to say, or even the right word I was going to use. Being rather obsessive, I usually will force myself to rethink the conversation over and over again in the hopes of retrieving the missing information.
Now, I can finally relax. I can let it go. It’s best not to be too tethered to the past, since it detracts from your experience of the present.
Being forgetful has its rewards.
Part -Time Courage lies under this daisy: