Identity and belonging
“A person’s memories are vitally important to their sense of who they are.”
It is essential to know your past. Without our memory we wouldn’t know anything about who we are. It’s crucial to know who we are or else we wouldn’t have a clue on what to do with our life. Without memory we would wake up every morning not having any idea what is going on, unable to recognise faces even your own family, recall names and understand the concept of life.
The Bourne identity tells a story of a man Jason who lost his memory. Jason had no idea who he was, the only thing he had were skills acquired over time and a mini projector that displayed an address to a bank. Jason had to rediscover his identity. He knew he was some sort of assassin from how he reacted to two officers and the amount of cash and identities he had in the bank and also the guns. Not knowing his past would change him dramatically, and when he found out what he was a great rush of disappointment came over him.
Memories are exceedingly important to me as they should be with everyone else. My earliest memory is me simply running in a park with my family, I would not have a clue where and when it was but other than that I always seem to be able to remember this clearly. The memories that stand out the most from my childhood are when we set up the cricket set and played cricket in the summer with the sun blazing over me and my friends from primary school. The only bad memories I have are hearing the news of friends passing away, these are quite dominant since I think of them frequently.
A person’s personality would change if they lost their memory, but many of their natural instincts would be the same. People have different personalities with different people, and not knowing how you were with people before you had lost your memory you wouldn’t know how you acted with them. What we experience in life and what we achieve and the people we meet determines our personalities. They will...