joi, 9 august 2012

Making Positive and Negative Memories


The last trace of an action when it is still a present image can be considered as the cause by which its remembrance is charged with a positive or negative meaning.

 It seems that the end of an action bears the lasting meaning of what will become a memory.

For instance, if it is a competition ended with our victory, the victory will give to the action a positive meaning.

However, the experience of remembering reveals time to time different negative and positive senses of the same action which we confined to memory with a positive or negative meaning.

Such collateral remains raise especially in the case of someone who returns to a past event without being satisfied with the general habit of establishing stable values to the life events.

This return is not determined by the past and ended event, but by the present and unending condition of any living person who remembers it.

We might say that that person is better posited to the unending character of life, while those who remember the past events with their primary definite senses ignore it.

Since the definite memories belong to those who have not a clear conscience of life, it results that the memories are not preserved according to their factual end.

They are really preserved with the last trace that different persons impose upon the actual facts. And such last trace could be conceived as someone’s last attempt to retain something that he cannot really retain.

Therefore, the attempt does not involve the fact itself, but the human means of opposing to the ongoing course of life. Among them, the reason and the moral judgment play the leading role. They order the memories as positive and negative, and not the past events themselves.

We should add that both reason and moral judgment keep along with the values of memories the error of denying the ongoing experience of life.