September 6, 2010


Nawal el Saadawi writes in her autobiography Memoirs from the Women's Prison, " The greatest attribute of human beings is that we forget. Would I have survived...without the ability to forget?"

But my question is should we forget? Does it really benefit us, forgetting?

1 comment:

  1. I feel like forgetting an emotional response to something is very different from forgetting an experience. In her case, forgetting everything would be counterproductive but forgetting fear or pain would probably be for the better in order to move on. Also, if you can really forget it then it is probably ok. And I mean truly forget, not just blocking something unpleasant out. But I don't think that forgetting is the greatest attribute of humans.