why remember?

The other day, Hannah saw me clip An Irrepressible Idea out of the Newsweek about a biological study that seems to locate brain activity in conscious/unconscious forgetting. She asked a brilliant question:
H: What’s that about?
S: Its some proof that people can forget things on purpose or from habit.
H: Why would you want to remember?
S: If you have a problem in a relationship, it could be because you’ve forgotten something, and if you remember it then it will help you figure out the problem in the relationship.
I think my spontaneous answer was pretty good – but not bad for a (soon-to-be-9) third grader, eh? One of the obstacles to overcome with “selling” the PMA is the worth of remembering something that a lot of effort has gone into forgetting. 🙂

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