Good Memory Day is an American holiday dedicated to memorable events in the life of every person. Celebrated every year on January 19th. On this day, we remember the brightest moments of our lives, leafing through old photo albums.
Human memory has always been the object of study of ancient philosophers. For the first time, Aristotle tried to reveal the essence of this feature in his treatise On the Soul. He offered a very interesting analogy in which he compared the human mind to a blank sheet of paper. Throughout life, various events occur that are evaluated on an emotional level. They leave a trace in the soul, which is then imprinted in the mind (a new drawing appears on a blank slate).
Modern research confirms this view. Any event is postponed in our memory. Thanks to the ability of the brain to reproduce the information stored in it, we can re-experience at the level of emotions previous events. It is for this reason that we experience such warmth and peace of mind when we review photographs that reflect this or that moment of our lives.
- Depression suppresses memory. The more often a person is in a depressed state, the worse his brain is able to reproduce information and remember pleasant events.
- Memories are scattered throughout the brain. Therefore, we can remember some events on our own, others emerge only in a dream or during a hypnosis session.
- Memory deteriorates with age. To slow down this process, you should train your brain: solve puzzles, solve crossword puzzles, read books, and so on.
How to celebrate
Get together with family or friends on Good Memory Day and leaf through an album together or view digital photos that you have taken. Recall and discuss pleasant events from the past, specify the details.
If you have not been somewhere for a long time, but this place left warm memories, then Good Memory Day is a great reason to visit it again. Do not forget to share about the holiday on social networks so that more people know about it.
When is Good Memory Day celebrated in 2023?
Good Memory Day is observed on January 19 each year.