Just as a cultivated habit carves a pattern of behavior we can repeat with little to no conscious effort, our experiences leave traces shaping our character and informing our intuition, judgement, fears, and desires.
Memory and Meaning, Inside Out
Ryan Boyle

As I awoke this morning struggling to recall what I was dreaming about, I realized this was another example of forgotten memories. Even dreams we can’t recall color our mood upon waking and may even linger throughout the day. While seemingly more transient than the “ habit” metaphor, in his lectures on Moby Dick the same Professor Hubert Dreyfus from the documentary suggests moods are more important in our lives than we tend to realize.

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