Monday, June 6, 2011
Yesterday i was talking to some friends and had an idea. I thought about how when you look back on embarassing situations you tend to feel horrible about yourself for that brief moment when you knew you did something socially unacceptable. But the strange thing was that as i realized some of these things i did there were some that were worse than others (specifically punching my uncle straight in the nuts for no reason when i was 8). But then i thought about it and didnt truly feel that embarassed about it. This is when i got to thinking, as you grow older from an event of this nature (we all have these moments) you tend to disconnect from the person you were at a younger age. But then the conversation drifted to all the good memories of when you were a child and you feel good inside like you are reminiscing on an award you won at an earlier age. So this means that your mind must have an automatic content filter based on good and bad memories to allow you to move on from negative influences in your past and the positive memories of your childhood and i couldnt help but feel that by having these bad memories blocked if it wasnt actually a bad thing. by disassociating yourself with these embarassing situations we arent actually helping ourselves but instead increasing the chances that an event like that will happen again. So the next time you get into a mood where you look back on all of the embarassing situations you have put yourself in take a moment and reflect on the way it made you feel and make changes in your personality so you dont have to feel that social awkwardness again. Just a thought and thanks for reading!