Do memories affect the person to whom they belong? Or in other words, do memories determine who you are? It's a question that seems to have no solid answer.
Most people would say that yes, memories determine who you are, but I'm not so sure. If one was depressed throughout their childhood and possibly attempted suicide multiple times, in one's future years that would normally cause the general person to place happiness to a higher value than others and end up making most feel as if they'll never reach it. I make that conclusion through logic and observation.
Yet, to that I always consider; if one lost their memories through a horrible accident/incident/whatever it may be, and memories determined who a person was, then who does the one that loses their memories become? Do they start all over from step one with a monotone personality? But, even so, monotone apathy is a personality. So what happens?
If you lose your memories, are you still who you used to be?
Yay or nay? It's been bothering me for quite some time -- actually, since the beginning of summer. I have, at the moment, a little less than a precious hour of free time right before I retire to the bed and have to get up early in the morning, and so I decided to jump on here and ask it. The absence I've shown on here depresses me, but what depresses me more is the absence of just about everyone. That's to be expected, obviously, since if I'm not on, why should my page be active? But my favourite hobby is to think and to discuss. It isn't necessarily me loving to talk, it's me loving to converse, and there's a difference. Seeing no one doing that just makes my page feel -- empty. Lonely, almost.
I'm planning on setting up a schedule where I'll jump on the library computer every day and reply to 1-4 of the messages I have in my inbox. The reason I haven't been on at all is actually because of my lack of money to afford internet, so I've cut down my use to necessities that I accomplish through public internet. It might take some time, but I'll go through them. If I don't reply to it, then it's because it was accidently deleted. The last time I was on here, every time I'd delete a message, my internet would freeze and delete not only that message, but another one with it. It's happened with both notes and feedback messages, and I've been beyond frustrated with the fact that I'll never find out what they said.
Because I'll respond late, and because of reasons I hinted at above, I set up a challenge for my little minions (my watchers, in the case that you don't understand Coebian) -- try and pitch your opinions at one another, too! See a comment and idea that interests you? Respond to them, even if you don't know them (there are rare cases that my watchers know each other)! Instead of wondering who the hell they are if you do receive a reply, answer back with your thoughts! Everyone is friends here, and I want to see what you guys come up with~.
In other words, what do you all think? Do memories make you who you are, or if you came down with a case of amnesia and forgot all of your personal memories, then you'd have the same personality due to genetics or your own reasoning?