A long time ago I started working a crossword puzzle every day because I read that it was supposed to be a good thing to do for our brains to help prevent dementia and memory loss. Now, many years and many crossword puzzles later I am hearing that the only thing working crossword puzzles does for you is make you good at working crossword puzzles. I'm afraid to tell my brain that it did all that work for nothing.
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Another study I heard about recently, or maybe it was the same one that burst my bubble about crossword puzzles-I can't remember, says that walking at least six miles a week is one of the best things we can do for our brain function. I walk a lot, but I have no idea how many miles I walk a week. What if I buy into this and pound the pavement for years and then they find out they were wrong about this too. I don't want to get into the same trouble with my feet that I'm in now with my brain after making it work so hard on all those crossword puzzles.
If it all fails and I forget everything else, I hope I can still remember to laugh.
Did you Hear about the absent minded professor who fell down the stairs? When he hit the bottom, he picked himself up and said, "I wonder what all that noise was about."
I sometimes worry about my sort attention span, but not for long.
I'm always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact.
The man with a clear conscience probably has a poor memory.
The existence of forgetting has never been proved: We only know that some things don't come to mind when we want them.
Nothing fixes things so intensly in the memory as the wish to forget it.
Michel de Montaigne
By the time your're eighty years old you've learned everything. You only have to remember it.