Question of the Week #4

So, my typical desire is to post these questions on Saturdays. I’m not sure why, it’s not like readership skyrockets on a Saturday. Actually, in my experience, on this and the previous blog, readership drops on the weekend. But I guess it’s just because I started the first question on a Saturday, so that’s the day I’d like to keep it on. But it’s Sunday. Truth is, I was a little out of it yesterday. I’ve been a little out of it for the last few days. I had my wisdom teeth removed on Thursday, so that’s about the it of it. And so, without further ado, here’s this week’s question:

QuestionIf you could spend one year in perfect happiness but afterward would remember nothing of the experience would you do so? If not, why not?

No, I wouldn’t. What’s the point in spending an entire year doing anything if you can’t enjoy the memory of it? Look back at your life, it’s basically just a series of memories. The moments we live in come and go. And when those moments go, it’s nice to remember them. When you get together with your friends from college, do you talk about what you just did an hour ago? No, you talk about that time you broke a window in the dorm junior year. Even if it was a year of perfect misery that could be forgotten, I still wouldn’t do it. That’s time that’s a part of your life. Time is precious and it’s in limited supply. Try not to forget any of it.

What about you? Would you spend a year in happiness only to forget it? Let me know in the comments.


One thought on “Question of the Week #4

  1. No, and mostly for the same reasons you shared. However, I would allow an exception. If I knew with absolute certainty that I would die the last day of that year, I might consider it. When you, or someone you are close to, knows they are dying, it’s a different beast to deal with. Believing happiness could enter into the equation might be a nice change.

    Of course, all this is assuming one could be truly happy knowing death was looming ahead.

    Enjoying the weekly questions. If more people answered, I wouldn’t feel obliged to write (hint, hint, everyone!)


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