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I Have Amazing Thoughts But Forget Them

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    I Still Remember...barely

    My big thought of the evening:  I can only win if I believe I won...I can only lose if I admit defeat.
    evolving2010 evolving2010 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 6, 2010

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    Thats Just How My Mind Works

    I should carry a voice recorder around all the time. I think I have solved lifes problems so many times...but as soon as the answer comes, it goes.
    lms2 lms2 46-50 May 22, 2012

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    I just had an amazing thought,

    but 4 got what it was..sorry..👊
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 12, 2014

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    Dang msg. Dang old age.

    Dang seroquel. Dang cholesterol meds.
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Mar 22, 2015

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    This happens the most

    when I'm high.
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30 3 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    Especially things that I dream about.

    So vivid and then they just evaporate into thin air.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F Nov 8, 2015

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    Write This Down!

    I lack the ability to make a proverbial "mental note" of any type. I either have to say it out loud, or, ideally, write it down. Otherwise, it will be lost in the abyss.
    canehh canehh 26-30 Aug 26, 2012

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    Amazing Story, Right Here

    Wait, so I have this awesome story to share with you guys!!! ... I just have to remember it first. Curse my memory >.<
    SongsFromTheSoul SongsFromTheSoul 16-17, F Oct 27, 2011

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    When I was a child, I had a fleeting

    glimpse Right out the corner of my eye I turned to look, but it was gone I can not put my finger on...it now The child is grown The dream is gone
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 46-50, F Feb 13, 2014

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    A blue helium balloon was released today.

    It was a beautiful sunny spring day and I let it go right at the top of hills, a favourite place. On the way back in the car I started pointing out the window at two planes whose trails were crossing over each other. They made a big X, a kiss in the sky. The balloon must have...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2015

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    It Sucks!

    I think wonderful beautiful things that could top Marilyn Monroe or Albert Einstein quotes, and I tell myself that I'll remember them, but then I forget. It's a terrible feeling when I can't bring them back up. Once they're gone, they're gone forever or until something triggers...
    stellastarz420 stellastarz420 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 21, 2012

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    I am a musician and constantly find these great,

    magical musical ideas pop into my head, only to be gone before I can write it down :(
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 36-40, M Jul 22, 2014

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    rfaisala rfaisala 18-21, M Aug 7, 2015

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    Amazing...

    The astonishing strangeness of this singular quirk leaves me in a disturbing confusion. And again, I am surprised to be surprised !
    FreeGemini FreeGemini 41-45, M Jan 5, 2013

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    Amazing Thoughts From An Amazing Guy

    I have amazing thoughts but forget them, because what you need to focus on is this amazing person named JimMorrisonRocks. Word has it that he's just too damn amazing!And this was his amazing story  
    LongLiveRockAndRoll LongLiveRockAndRoll 26-30, M Oct 5, 2012

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    My High-tech Brain

    I’m sitting someplace, pondering reality…and POW! I know all the secrets…and so I labour to take them down but…then they’re gone, I am too late, I have forgotten their fullness.   So I carry a palm pilot with Memo titles like ‘plot...
    smebro smebro 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 5, 2007

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    I have found the solution.

    Pen and paper. The only problem is when I can't read what I wrote.
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F Feb 6, 2014

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    Oh Yeah...

    I can't tell you how many times this has happened to me.  I..........         wait........what?
    ShewhoisEvolving ShewhoisEvolving 56-60, F 7 Responses Mar 24, 2008

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    Especially With Music

    I try to keep a notebook around to capture my thoughts as they come b/c insight often occurs in strange places like on the highway in traffic.  I've had many amazing thoughts, epiphonies, etc but so many have escaped.  Especially with music.  If I could remember...
    ReformedAutomaton ReformedAutomaton 36-40, M 5 Responses Jun 11, 2007

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    Not Only Forgetting Them, But...

    whenever I have these grad ideas and thoughts, I think having a thought recorder a "pansieve" would be one solution. Though the trouble with those grand castles, as time continues to claim bit by bit of my life, they loose value and importance. So it feels such a great loss of...
    Likewhatido Likewhatido 36-40, F Jan 24, 2013

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    Today I remembered I lost my Golden necklace

    and how many memories it stored :( hopefully I won't forget them...
    Gemstone101 Gemstone101 13-15, F Aug 18, 2015

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    This Always Happens When I Am Going to Bed

    but I am always too tired/lazy/only semi-concious and don't go grab my laptop or a pen and paper to write it down. How many best sellers and multi-million dollar ideas have I missed out on? I should start sleeping with my laptop.
    JonFurniss JonFurniss 18-21, M 4 Responses Apr 2, 2008

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    ...happens in the shower mostly

    and I've even tried on occasion to jump out and scrawl down what I can into a newly wetted piece of paper.... I'm thinking grease pencils in the shower...hmmm
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 25, 2014

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    I can thank my 420 habits

    for this one! Haha!
    KaskadingKoquette KaskadingKoquette 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2014

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    I think we all think have great ideas

    when actually they are just trashy thoughts.... But insight we consider them as the last COCA COLA in the desert but is not like that!! ME FOR EXAMPLE HAVE GREAT DREAMS, and when it's very good I always think in the dream that that idea should be taken to cinemas, but in the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 3, 2015

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    Sometimes, I will zone out

    and have this amazing story laid out in my mind... and then someone talks to me. You know the scene in Winnie the pooh where his train or thought legitimately fall off the tracks. That's exactly what happens in my head. It sucks.
    ZoeVoci ZoeVoci 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25, 2015

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    Often

    I often have amazing thoughts when I am at work, but I always forget to write them down or remember them, and than when I get home, and try and remember what I was going to say, its so frustrating!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 13, 2013

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    It's annoying when your mind is filled awesome

    things and you forget them. You try and try to search for them but you tried, weak.
    MrIndeedNL MrIndeedNL 16-17, M Mar 10, 2014

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    lishylou123 lishylou123 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2014

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    This drives me crazy!

    ! I have thoughts that can create a revolution !! And don't remember them. Going to start writing them on here. Be prepared people 😁
    ADeepPerspective ADeepPerspective 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2014

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    Why.

    Do you know how in winter all the rugs in supermarkets are full of dirty water from the snow. I've dreamed about some high tech rug, that uses some nano stuff to quickly suck away all the water from the footsoles so the interior of the shop stays clean. I forgot everything D...
    entauri entauri 26-30, M Jun 24, 2013

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    Usually they're there in the middle in the

    night, when I'm trying to sleep. But when I wake up, I usually forget all about them.
    theotherusernamesweretaken theotherusernamesweretaken 26-30, M Aug 2, 2015

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    Forgetfulness

    Well, forgetfulness happens for many reasons.  It used to be when i was a kid, selective...then as a young adult, I had some earth shakers with the aid of one substance or another.  I even created inventions I intended to write down and patent someday, and strangely...
    muse88 muse88 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 27, 2008

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    Body-swap Technology

    Wow, crazy story. A lab in Tokyo is developing "virtual body technology." that will engage all five senses and make users feel as if they're inhabiting another person's body, the designers claimed. Disabled people will be able to approximate the experience of walking. People...
    JenniferSometimes JenniferSometimes 51-55, M 14 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    ...and Counting

    I just love that there are 128 other people with this sort of random uhhh ... (sorry, I forgot the word) ...   ...forgetfulness, I guess.  Anyway, I had to join the group because ... well I can't really remember why I wanted to join THIS group so badly, but it seemed...
    dblongwo dblongwo 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 24, 2008

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    Yes

    It's like I will be sitting outside enjoying a cigarette and contemplating on something and it will just dawn on me that I should really right some of these thoughts down. And the moment my attention goes away from contemplation and onto finding a pen and paper it all goes away...
    BodhiSvaha BodhiSvaha 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2010

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    I always get great ideas

    for my novel when I don't have access to writing utensils, and by the time I do, I have forgotten them... ;(
    LoneDreamer11 LoneDreamer11 18-21, F 2 Responses May 18, 2015

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    Oh Grrrrrrrr

    I do.I wish I was smart enough to carry a note pad around and to jot down these brilliant ideas I have on a daily basis, but, noooooo..... *I think I will never forget this, it is far too important to forget*Then I get home and say to myself....*Self, why didn't you write down...
    Serenitree Serenitree 70+, F Oct 28, 2012

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    The Genius That Is Me

     Sometimes I'm just walking along and I think of something so spectacular, I am amazed by my own genius. I think to myself, "Ha! I gotta write this down!" But then I forget about it and I'm kinda sad but then kinda not cuz it happens all the time and I'm used to it...
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 9, 2008

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    Especially When I Am Driving.

    that's it, i'll be driving down the road and have some kind of crazy epiphany and bam as soon as i get where i'm going i forget it. one thing, when i used to smoke pot i would really have amazing thoughts and i would right them down, but then when i was sober it just wouldn't...
    scooper scooper 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 26, 2009

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    This is true, and it's either

    when im drunk or really stoned! Key: Have your phone or notepad to write down
    dropdeaddave dropdeaddave 22-25, M Feb 21, 2014

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    I Have This Really Great Idea..

    I'll share it with you as soon as I remember what it was.
    DrewBerry DrewBerry 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 26, 2008

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    Old Age...maybe

    I don't know what it is but have you ever had one of those moments where your brain is just struck by lightning and you're like holy crap that is the most freaking brilliant thing in the world I can't believe no one in the universe every thought of that and then something shiny...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 17, 2012

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    So Frustrating.

    I like to write stories. One day I hope to actually finish one. However, I always forget my best ideas! They come in dreams or in random places where I can't write them down. I repeat the idea over and over, hoping to remember it, but it always slips away! The most frustrating...
    Quetzal Quetzal 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2008

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    If Only We Could Record Our Thoughts..

    I have a fantasy that involves inventing a device that can be implanted into our sub conscience and record our thoughts. It would be amazing, at any time of day or night we would have full access to our thoughts of the day, as well as archives dating back months, even years.. of...
    emotionalsoul emotionalsoul 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22, 2012

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