posted on Jul, 9 2009 @ 12:54 AM
Like 5 minutes ago my wife was complaining because we didn't have anything sweet in the house to snack on. I made a joke about having an
"everlasting gobstopper" she could have.
Scrubs is on TV. 10 seconds after we finished the little comedic exchange, the guy on scrubs says to the other guy - "Or do you have the gobstoppers
to do it".
30 seconds later, I read this thread.
I don't think there is anything to it. It's just when things like that happen, we make note of it, and forget the times that are "normal".
It's really no different than why when you are young, the days seem to last forever. But the older you get, the more time flies. You kind of
group/index things that are repetitive in your memory. When you are young, everything is new so it's all like being experienced for the first time.
As you get older you get into a routine and the memories start stacking. So when something out of the ordinary happens, you create a unique
Lets say you have job pushing a button over and over all day long. You will remember that you did that all day, you will remember the actual process
of clicking the button. But you wouldn't be able to recall each and every single time you pushed the button. However, if 1 of those times you
pushed the button it shocked you, then you would remember that unique event.
So, when you start to put importance on something like 11:11 and such, then you are creating a unique event that calls attention to it. 11:11
becomes like that shock on the button. Now everytime it happens you make note of the times it happened, over the times it doesn't. Of course,
over time when it happens enough, you won't be able to remember all the unique times you seen 11:11, but you will remember making a note of it
From now on, you will start to notice 10:53 more and more.