On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your memory?  (Edit: Wait...  Have I asked this question before?)

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Rooster Cogburn Profile
Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

Well.....lets see.........Oh wow man ! I forgot the question...man !

Lard Ass Profile
Lard Ass answered

I'd say an 8, I just started a new medication for migraine prevention that forgetfulness is a side effect of....hope not, but will see!

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HappyTo BeHereTo
HappyTo BeHereTo commented
That's great!!!
I'm pretty good too, but only with bizarre stuff. Hippy told me about his tomcat, Daisey Mae, way back when. Creeps him out that I remember this stuff!
Zack -  Mr. GenXer Profile

A 3 maybe. Darn shock treatments.

Nina Nina Profile
Nina Nina answered

A 1 because I think I only remember 10% of stuff.

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

Until five years ago I'd have gone for an 8 or 9. Now? There are lots of 2s and 3s mixed in with occasional 0s and 1s.

Sometimes that's funny. Sometimes its downright depressing.

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Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
It's right on the money, Happy. I was about 76 before it started happening. What's interesting is that my dog is doing the same thing. She's well past her 16th birthday and often just stops and stares into space. We understand exactly what's happening to her.
HappyTo BeHereTo
HappyTo BeHereTo commented
Awww. Little Zoe.
Didge Doo
Didge Doo commented
She's still hanging in their, Happy, and showing every sign that she'll make her 17th birthday in January. We'll miss her when she goes.
Jann Nikka Profile
Jann Nikka answered

42 🤔 yes 42.

Matt Radiance Profile
Matt Radiance answered

Long memory: 9 out of 10

Short memory: 8 out of 10

It's dependable tho, sometimes suddenly during a conversation i totally forget what i was about to say, that comes due many subjects flying over my head and sometimes i become unable to organize them so they fly away! (while i have a very organized mind)

My long memory is prefect specially to undone subjects. If we deciding about something, another thing comes up and we become apart for six month, and we meet after six month, i'll ask to know your decision about something we were talking about six month ago.

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

Bear with me a moment for some background to my answer:

Now that I am retired, I find that I have been given the gift of "time." That gift has allowed me to do a lot of reflection about the role of my unique temperament and gifts, my nuclear family, my experiences, my education, my reading and anyone of a number of other things in producing produced the person I am today.

I am not much of a smart phone user---I prefer to write an email or compose and word document and attach it to an email because texting is very slow for me and I don't intend to practice in order to "up my speed."

And possibly because of some of my formal training, I use the scientific method quite frequently---and the essence of that is to only have one variable in the mix.

So, I prefer the concept of single function rather than multi-function. I don't buy tools that can do "everything"----I tend to buy a tool for the specific purpose I have in mind.

So here's my "answer."

What I know and have memorized has always had a specific purpose for me---required, independently interesting, a unique offhand statement---perhaps a quote from a novel, movie, play, or other book.

Since I retired retired since last July, I am slowly phasing out a number of tools related to interests that I have decided to move away from.  It is interesting that my memory has a interesting parallel---I occasionally cannot recall some reference that I used to keep at the ready, but no longer have any real interest in. Significantly, perhaps, I do not attribute that to any decline in memory function.

I will be interested to revisit my comments in 3-4 more years.

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HappyTo BeHereTo
HappyTo BeHereTo commented
Neat way of looking at it, Tom. Kinda like "use it or lose it."

There are many things I'm no longer involved with, so I don't keep the details fresh.

Thank you. :)
Tom  Jackson
Tom Jackson commented
One of the things that people find remarkable about me is my memory.

Once I started noticing that I couldn't remember certain things that had been recently easily retrievable, I decided it might be useful to establish a benchmark and my thoughts on the issue at the time.

Fortunately, they are things like "what is the name of David ( Kwai Chang Caine) Carradine's brother?" (Keith, if you are wondering which one.)

While Kung Fu is ingrained in my memory, Keith has starred in various TV shows over the last few years. I enjoyed him in various roles, but I find I seldom watch American TV shows much anymore---so I have little incentive to try to keep him in active memory.

I hope I am not just inadvertently kidding myself.
HappyTo BeHereTo
HappyTo BeHereTo commented
LOL!! I sure hope I'm not either.
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Okay, let's just stick with this theory, and avoid reality.
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I'm going to take pride in being able to put a face to both Keith and David. I'm calling it a day.
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