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"The Importance of Forgetting"

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Inside every sixty year old is a thirty year old asking, "What Happened?" What happened is that countless meetings, functions, days and nights, went by. They've been forgotten. Good, says Melinda Best in the New York Times Health Journal. Forgetting is crucial to the efficient functioning of the mind. We focus so much on memory that forgetting has a bad rap. Forgetting frees up brain power. Memory is like a puzzle. Each time you remember, you reconstruct the puzzle. But forgetting is useful. If you used to date Bob and now you're married to Bill, you'll want to be able to say, "I love you, Bill." That's why forgetting is important.