This is a discussion on Would you prefer to lose all the memories you have now or never be able to make any n within the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers forums, part of the Keirsey Temperament Forums category; Originally Posted by Noyau Obscur What is it do you find fascinating in what I wrote ? I find Clive ...
Oh that's easy. I'd just get rid of the ones I have and consider it a new life. Never being able to make any new memories at all sounds very detrimental to living. I'd never be able to learn a new thing again, how awful.
Having said that, I do have some important memories. It'd be a shame to lose them.
I can't really decide by thinking it through, but if I had a gun held to my head and was forced to decide on the spot which to pick I'd probably choose to keep my old memories and stop making new ones. My old nostalgic memories are really precious to me and I feel like very few things that are particularly interesting/worth remembering have happened in my life in years which looks to be at least a temporary pattern, so impulse would probably pull me to that option. I feel like I'd lose who I am if I forgot everything I've ever experienced. And as janky as my mind is I like the good parts of it, I don't want to reset it.
I am a forward facing person...not sentimental, Iíd rather look ahead than look behind. That said, itís really difficult to sacrifice all the memories of people Iíve lost and memories of good times with people I still have for a hypothetical set of good new memories in the future.
But I think possessing only old memories is worth more the closer reality is to those memories. When all the people I have memories of are so different as to be unrecognizable, I donít think I would find much joy in those memories. It would be a bewildering reality to live in.
I would rather have the future unknown than a frozen past.
Like every other Ni-user in the thread, I'd ditch my memories. The future has always been infinitely more interesting and valuable to me than the past. Lots of things in the past I'd happily never remember again.