Unintentional Memories

How much of what we remember is actually our own memory? How many of our memories are that of events told to us by friends and family? Are a significant portion of our memories just learned or “remembered” from people talking about them?

Maybe the memories are some sort of unintentional subliminal “brainwashing”, learned from repetitive story telling.

I am only now pondering these thoughts because I have been talking about my childhood in therapy. It seems as though I don’t remember a whole lot. I am supposed to be doing a story board of my life and there’s just not much to it.

Is it because I haven’t had anyone to tell me these stories since I was 15?

How many of these learned memories am I missing?

How many memories has my mind repressed as a result of trauma?

Seems as though I don’t know much.

I’m a bit afraid to find the lost memories, if they’re there.

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About Avictimnomore

Lost soul, trying to find myself. Trying to learn to be a survivor of child sexual abuse, the death of my parents when I was a teen, and being disowned by my remaining family.
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