Where do my thoughts come from?


My thoughts, feelings, and actions come from the context and framework of what is important to me at any particular moment. 

Sometimes my context and framework changes substantially.  When that happens  old thought simply do not happen.  This can be quite dramatic and not always helpful.  For example my passwords must occur to me so that i can gain access to various services.  Those passwords are remembered in the  context and framework in which i normally function.  Well every so once in a while i will suddenly forget a password which normally occurs to me automatically several times a day.  Why?

Well i've noticed now several times that this forgetting happens when the context of what is important to me gets dramatically altered.  These could be during traumas or just changes in mental outlook.  For example today, denise went  out of town and i am left here functioning on my own in a context not immediately shaped by her framework.  I forgot the password that lets me into my work computer.  I must type that password 2 or 3 times a day.  Don't worry i have other means of remembering, but occurring out of my memory did not happen. 

This has happened numerous times and always i've noticed only when my framework has been, for whatver reason, altered.   I wonder ... is this just me, or have others noticed this happening in these situations as well?  I'm betting that a cog-sci experiment could be designed that would support my theory. 

Knowing where thought do not come from, helps me know where they do come from.    I am perhaps uniquely qulified to notice this ... er, why ... well just because i am so forgetful. 

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Mark de LA says
Munge of thoughts with memories?

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