Value of Memories

Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?

A memory is a small sliver of a remarkable or horrid experience that you remember. They can be good or bad. They could be almost like a vivid dream or an intense nightmare. Going to your first concert is a memory. I remember the first one I went to was a Kelly Clarkson concert for my friend’s birthday when I was in third grade. I remember my 6th birthday included a bounce house and cotton candy. I remember the water balloon fight between my family and our close family friends. All of these memories are distinct times in my life that I immensely enjoyed. They made me who I am to do this day. I learned from all these memories. I learned from all of my mistakes too. Without these memories and experiences I doubt I would be where I am today, but because I know I was able to make it where I wanted to be once. I know I could do it again. And maybe I would try and do new things. 

Living life without being able to make new memories is much like a broken record. Your constantly on repeat doing, saying, and thinking the same things over and over again. Without the ability to make new memories you also lose the chance of ever broadening your horizons. You lose the opportunity to think outside the box. You lose the chance at being creative. You lose the possible courage to go skydiving or zip lining. 

Although you literally lose all of memories, I believe that not being able to make new ones is a harsher punishment/fate that no one should endure. 

 

“We don’t remember days, we remember moments.”

Fatal Flaws

So, recently I have encountered the discussion of what a fatal flaw is. At first, I believed it was a characteristic that led to the character’s downfall. But, it’s not. A fatal flaw can be defined as something that the protagonist (good character) in a story has trouble with or causes because of this characteristic. For example, in the Percy Jackson Series, the main character Percy Jackson has a fatal flaw. His fatal flaw is that he fells obligated to save each and every person around him, and if he can’t do so, then he feels as if he failed. Every person has a fatal flaw. Every person has conflicts or problems that they have to push past. A fatal flaw can be both good and bad. They can either break or educate us. We only learn from mistakes anyways.
I believe that everyone has a choice in this world. The good and bad decisions are up to the individual, and they are what make people who they are today.