posted on May, 29 2015 @ 07:34 AM
a reply to: Mugly
My memory is pretty bad, in terms of being able to recall USEFUL data. However, I can recall useless facts and the details of an incident, or event
with clarity, and without conscious effort. It is quite aggravating, since having the ability to recall useful, day to day, mundane information would
be very handy. Unfortunately, I remember the basic explanation of black holes and nuclear power production, much more readily than I do things like
birthdays, appointments, PIN numbers, passcodes, reference numbers, phone numbers, web addresses, and things like that.
I am pretty sure that my memory operates on a strange system, which I have developed over the years to combat the effects of being overdosed by
doctors, while I was in my mothers womb. Pethadine... lovely stuff
In any case, the system appears to be chaotic, but has resulted in my brain being very adaptable in terms of lateral thinking, and problem solving,
as well as my ability to recall totally useless information without actually having to consciously put any effort in. For a guy with really big memory
problems, it is somewhat heartening that one moniker by which I am known, is "The Walking Encyclopedia". The nickname used to be "The Walking
Dictionary", until I pointed out that my spelling is far from perfect, and that my capacity for retrival of utterly useless facts is what tends to
surprise and delight my peers, and so The Walking Encyclopedia is more appropriate.
edit on 29-5-2015 by TrueBrit because: Grammatical improvements.