Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Experience vs. Memories

Question 1: If you could spend one year in perfect happiness but afterwards remember nothing of the experience would you do so? Why or why not? (this one comes from The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, PH.D.)

If I could spend one year in perfect happiness but remember nothing of the experience, I would do so in an instant. Perfect happiness to me is spending quality time with my family, and the lasting results of that are far more important than the memories. An entire year of relaxation would have infinite physiological benefits and a year spent with family would be wonderful for our relationships. I may forget when my son said his first word, or even what it was, but what’s important is that I was there when he said it and that it was said.

Rough Draft: 104 words
Draft 2: 101 words
Draft 3: 96 words
Draft 4: 103 words
FINAL: 100 words!

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