We make decisions based on previous experiences. Throughout humanity decision making has been part of our lives. Every day we live, we learn and make decisions. The things we remember help us on our decision making, we have to trust ourselves in the process of decisions making, and this means that we have to trust our memories. Patricia Hampl states that “we trust memories against all the evidence.”(2) We have the ability to recognize things that we have seen before, after all our memories define who we are. We do the right things and avoid doing the wrong things because we are able to recognize the right from wrong this is because we learn from experiences, Without remembering things we wouldn’t be able to separate the difference between right and wrong. Trust our memory is important because it lead us to build self-confidence however there is a downside.
The downside of accepting memories is that our memories is selective, sometimes we are able to s...
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...emories become less and less autobiographical as time pass, thus our memories become imprecise however we keep our beliefs that our memories are reliable. As time pass our memories become less personal.
In conclusion based on the evidences provided by the authors, it is save to conclude that our memory is unreliable as a fact. We trust our heart, everything that is true to our heart is true to us despite of all the evidence to the contrary we rely on the things we remember without question our memories. Our ability to remember is biased because we only remember the things we want to remember and forget the negative side.
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