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Experience vs memory

Great TED talk on how we experience the world.

In the speaker's example, would we choose to take the same vacation if we knew that afterwards all photos and any memories of it would be destroyed?

The difference in the vacation chosen when we know we will have memories of it, and when we know we will just experience the present as it passes, shows the contrast between the experiencing and the remembering self.

The implications to human happiness are worth reflecting upon.

In particular, goals and money seem to satisfy the remembering self while spending time with people we like satisfies the experiencing self.

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