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Ok, this is a bit of a weird post to write and so I’ve no idea how it’ll come out in words, but let me try!

I’ve been thinking a lot about my childhood recently for some reason and with this, the concept of memories. I guess what I want to know is how does a memory happen for you? 

For example, I can be reminded of something that happened when I was younger and it’s like looking at a picture of it. It happened, I know it did but I have no emotion attached to it at all – is this how others recall memories? 

Some timeframes are completely forgotten about, like I don’t remember birthdays but I know after a certain age that they were ok so it’s not just about hiding bad emotions. I don’t connect with good emotions either. I’m not sure I’m explaining this very well. 

Some memories I know happened as I can recall them (and no one else had told me them), but I don’t actually have the full recollection, as in I can’t fill in any surrounding details, I just know it happened (this is usually around bad memories). 

I just assumed that this is how everyone remembers things but is it?

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