So, here it is...question number 1
If you could spend one year in perfect happiness but afterward would remember nothing of the experience would you do so? If not, why not?
- I think so, yes. I like to live for the moment. Its good to reflect on the past but, "Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today? Today is a gift. That's why we call it the present." ~Babatunde Olatunji If you have memories of this such experience I think you will be unhappy for the rest of your life since this is "perfect" happiness. Why would you want to live yearning for what you have done in the past because that means you are not getting anything done today or striving for a future. If you have no recolection of this then you can' t "expect" anything. You then will make many changes in your life before you are happy. It may not be perfect happiness but I think that would be a little boring, yeah?
Second part which is more important: actual experiences, or the memories that remain when the experiences are over?
- This is an awkward questions to me. If you have no memory of an experience...is it still an experience because technically in your psyche you have never done it if there is no memory of it. So, if you do it again its a brand new experience but hey what do I know. At any rate getting to the point..one of my life mottoes is do it once. So, I am obligated to answer experiences are more important than memories. I am all about doing most things once.
All the Best,