How long can an event hold humanity's attention? There's an equation for that.
A major study has found that recollection of events of popular culture, in a society as a whole, is degrading.
In media, biographies last longer in memory than current music. Old/retro music is not in communicative memory but is remembered and accessed from the archives.
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Patience is not the ability to wait for something. Patience is our attitude towards waiting.
And the truth is we are becoming more and more impatient, mostly because we are now used to have everything at our fingertips, 24/7.
"Patience wins in an impatient world. When everyone else is in a hurry and distracted by the latest Tweetstorm, sitting back and merely observing the planet’s slow, arcing trajectory–and noticing it has been unmoved by almost anything that has happened lately–is the supreme advantage, both in terms of getting ahead, but also just in becoming a stable and non-insane person."
Block out time to be still. Finding moments of stillness in our lives increases creativity, makes us more productive and also helps us stay grounded in our emotions.
Certain 'cue' words have the ability to make us remember the first time we did something, which is more often than not in our growing years, or as a young adult.
Example: the word 'Driving Licence' can stir up memories of our young age, but the word 'dog' or 'lamp' may not.
The Reminiscence Effect or the Reminiscence Bump is something found in every middle-aged or old person: a person's memories of the formative years (15 years to the late 20s) are more easily recalled and fondly remembered.
The 'First-Time' Theory states that our first job, first kiss, and other things that happened to us for the first time, have an extraordinary effect on our memory, leading to greater and more elaborate cognitive processing.
Example: The first year of college, with its many firsts that a person goes through is more easily remembered than the last years.