Friday, October 3, 2008
I Don't Smoke (why I think hypnosis is stupid)
I don't smoke. I've never, ever, in my life smoked anything. I've never felt any inclination to smoke anything for that matter. Gold star for my parents, right? The problem is, I have THE MOST VIVID MEMORY of smoking a pack of cigarettes inside my office, during my former career. It is so vivid, I would swear that it had happened if I wasn't absolutely sure that it didn't...I dreamed it. I dreamed it years ago (maybe 6-7 years ago) and somehow my brain misfiled it as a real memory. When I think about different events from that time period, this particular memory will come to mind, and then I realize it never happened. This is why I don't believe anything that people "recall" under hypnosis. I honestly think if you hypnotized me more than one of these vivid dreams would probably come up and be passed off as real memories. Does anyone else have this problem? Or am I just weird?...scratch that...I know I'm weird. Do you believe in "recovered memories"? I firmly DO NOT think these memories are 100% credible.