Adulthood is when macaroni and cheese goes from being the main course entrée to simply a side dish. What have I become?

“It’s good to have dreams, just so long as they aren’t fantasies.” — Freddy, House of Cards

Never give up on your dreams. Keep sleeping.

“It’s interesting how quickly our memories can fade. For example, this very conversation is already becoming a moment lost in time. I wish I could remember every experience as vividly as I first lived them, but I understand our minds have limitations. I just don’t want to forget all the good stuff.”

Childhood amnesia
Memories that persist
The power of story
Autobiographical memory
The role of emotion in memory

“Some day soon, perhaps in forty years, there will be no one alive who has ever known me. That’s when I will be truly dead — when I exist in no one’s memory.” —Irvin D. Yalom

Who are we, but remnants of life’s memory? Our brief, insignificant existence is a mere iota in the tragedy of the cosmos. Even the Newton’s and the Hitler’s, whose human legacies will absolutely survive generations to come, are not immune to oblivion. Nobody is immortal. No memory is eternal. Nothing is everlasting.

All we have is now.

Hieu Nguyen

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