Our memory is permanent subject to change. Each moment we remember, review and integrate new different images.
We try, without realizing this, that our memory fits to what we feel today more than what we really lived.
Recent researches suggest that this characteristic of our memory brings benefits for our imagination. Matthew Syed gives an example of how we can imagine that we have a coffee with David Beckham. Simply, we take a memory from our latest going out for a coffee, we stick it to Beckham’s image and here we are having coffee together.
I hope it is easier now to explain why some of us live so passionately events that have never happened!!!!