a suppressed memory

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  1. BirdinMo

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    I am sure this thread has probably been posted before and I’m sorry if it has.
    I was thinking back today about my early teens and some of the stuff I did. I was thinking of all the fun times I have had and some of the stuff I have got to do that maybe others have not. Then I remembered something that happened that I wish never would have. I will not speak of it because I really do not want to. All I will say is that it was not my fault and it makes me half sick to think about. So I guess my question is, do you have a suppressed memory of your younger years that you forget about but when you remember it for whatever reason it is all you can think about? That is how it is for me. I understand and accept the fact that it is the past and it made me who I am today but it still just………….upsets me I guess is the only way to put it. It dose not really make me mad because what’s the point in being mad at the past? That will not change it. But I will never forget it or be happy with it. I’m sorry if that dose not make sense but it is the only way I can think of to type it. And I’m sorry if my grammar is bad. Not my strong point as most of you know.
     
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    Yup. I had a suppressed memory that came back to me during an intense S&M session.
     
  3. Phil Ayesho

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    There is no such thing as suppressed memory.

    That notion has been thoroughly debunked thru verifiable science.
    There are traumatic memories, there are memories whose frequent recall cause emotional distress...

    But the notion that you can 'forget' something traumatic, and have that memory spontaneously re-appear is utter phychobabble BS and, in fact, all over the nation Shrinks are being sued for their colusion in the 'repressed memory' scam.

    It turns out that memory is far more plastic than people realize.
    You can CREATE memories, and, embellish them.
    In fact, the very action of recalling a memory causes the entire memory to be 're-written' in the brain, and that re-writing is subject to alteration.


    recovered memories are usually fabricated memories, or embellished memories.
     
  4. Deno

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    I'm glad that is true, there is plenty that I have done and if I had forgotten it I would probably do it again. Not a good idea! Although this friend of mine swears she had these repressed memories of her fathers abuse toward her and I sorta felt the same way. You know how they say if you repeat a lie often enough you start believing it yourself. Can this happen with the idea of forgetting memories or at least believing they happened differently.
     
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  5. Phil Ayesho

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    Your friend has been INJURED by a charlatan shrink.

    She has a valid cause of action to sue whoever "helped" her recall this phantom parental abuse.


    The real tragedy of repressed memory idiocy is, as you allude, that the damage done by any thought is placing credence in it.
    In the Infamous McMartin Pre-School witch hunt trials it was determined that not ONE of the 'stories' of abuse that therapists helped those children 'recover' had even the remotest possibility of being true.

    The accused spent 8 years in prison without ever being convicted of any crime, because they could not afford bail...

    And many of the 'children' in the case, to this very day, are "certain" that the events planted in their minds by religious nutjobs ACTUALLY happened to them.

    They suffer daily, and for the rest of their lives from believing in something that never happened.

    So, Who raped them?
    Not the preschool operators...
    The "doctors" who claimed to be trying to 'help" them, that's who.

    Every policeman knows that eyewitness testimony is the LEAST reliable form of evidence.

    And for all of us, what we 'remember' is what we BELIEVE we remember.

    And that is all memory is.
     
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    This is all VERY thought provoking... have any of you ever seen a documentary called "What the Bleep do We know?"... it's awesome stuff... but um yeah, the nature of the mind is REALLY mind boggling (pardon the pun ;) for many reasons but in particular because it has been proven that the same neuron net sensors that fire up when we experience something in actuality, are the same net sensors that fire up when we simply close our eyes and IMAGINE that experience, therefore, our minds don't really distinguish between memory and actual experience... So, what IS real? What ARE we? And, who/what makes us conscious? It's crazy cause, because of time we are essentially "forced" or "rushed" through our existence and therefore everything we do is lived most often in memory and not in the moment because we can't make moments last any longer than the construct of time allows it... so, we tend to become like hamsters in a running wheel for most of our existence, UNLESS we take the time to sort of lift our heads out of the water and take a second to REMEMBER that we EXIST, somehow, we are conscious... we are totally not free in this state of existence... and this goes back to all those concepts of the singularity and duality and conflict because of resistance and so forth... so, it's really crazy cause, in many ways we are no different than ants...
    ants seem to be like robots almost
    and so do many other species...
    Ok, i'll stop there before I start to pour out my heart and soul :tongue:
    Peace!

    -007
     
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