04 June, 2012
Separation of knowledge
As someone with an impeccable memory (near-photographic, but not quite) I, obviously, remember a lot of things. The strange part, though, is that I can't separate the knowledge I had at the time of the memory from the knowledge that I have now, so when I remember things that happened when I was 5 or 6, I often think I was smarter then than I actually was. I question my own actions, judge my 5 year old self, and ponder the various ways that the situation could have played out based on what I (now) think I should have done or said.