The benefit of creating good memories versus "enjoying today" is illustrated through the comparison of sitting on the beach for in-the-moment pleasure…which is less likely to lead to many memories, versus winding through the streets of the city to discover new experiences of unknown sights and newly gained knowledge. Both are pleasurable, but not equally memorable.
Memories matter the most. If even a strong diet of self-delusion, it is our memories that life feels as most meaningful.
Don’t under-invest in memories. As we get older, by default, we experience less and less novelty. Do something about it…invite newness into your life.
Relationships matter. People are variable so mix it up with new people in old places or every week go out with the same person but to different locations. It is an exciting quest to understand the variety of human nature.
Solidify a memory by “walking down memory lane” with colleagues at our monthly VBREA meetings.
As Simon and Garfunkel convey from their combined lyrics…within the shelter of your mind, as you go off to see America, preserve your memories, they're all that’s left you.