The Blue Backpack

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My memory isn’t perfect so some of my dates and time lines might not line up. They say our brains have a defense mechanism that allows us to forget past bad memories.

Motivated forgetting is a theorized psychological defence mechanism in which people may forget unwanted memories, either consciously or unconsciously. There are times when memories are reminders of unpleasant experiences that make people angry, sad, anxious, ashamed or afraid. Motivated forgetting is a method in which people protect themselves by blocking the recall of these anxiety-arousing memories. -Bernard Weiner

A lot happened in a short time and up until now, I’ve never put much thought into it. In other words, bear with me here.