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darkice123 darkice123 36-40, M 12 Answers Dec 16, 2013 in Community

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Self preservation tactic. Happy, fluffy things aren't what'll kill you.

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Because they tap into the caveman survival part of our brain.

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Survival value.

Pessimism was selected-for when we were hunter-gatherers.

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The trauma affects memory and stops the event from fading away.



mx:))

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I have no clue, but I do tend to remember the bad memories more so than good.

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Adrenaline affects memory storage.

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For me it is because I just happen to live in a corny horror movie type plot.

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The uncommon things stick with us, like someone said below... The things that really impact us emotionally tend to have an adhesive affect. Unfortunately.

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It is the same as asking "why do people remember pleasant, happy things" (unless you've never had any good experiences).

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Because it's easier?

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Recognition?

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Of self!

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