charlitos saidThat I never remember anything bad that's happened to me in the past? I mean I do remember if I put some big effort on it but it's hard for me to trigger any negative memory or awful experience from my past. Why is that? Is that normal at all or mentally healthy?
Ok back from class! This is my answer:
Everyone has a memory and *should* be able to remember all the good and
the bad, unless you have selective memory. I feel that you perhaps find negative experiences too painful to endure (perhaps on a subconscious level) and so your brain tries to protect you by looking over, belittling or forgetting the bad experiences that you've had.
I personally feel it is
important to remember bad experiences that you've had so that you can empathise with other people who may be going through the same situation or just for simply allowing you to learn from yours or other people's mistakes. If a few years ago you crossed the road without looking and consequently ended up in a car accident, what good does it do to forget about that and repeat the same habit a few years down the line?
However, of course dwelling
on the past is different and just as bad, if not worse...that is something I have issues with!
That is my opinion.