I think reality of your memories is not the whole thing. You experience something, and i experience it too. We both may learn different lessons from it because we are built by our experiences we had before. Since you are not my copy-paste, we probably experienced different things in life. Memory is like a video tape that was recorded by YOU and what you were at the time you have experienced that thing is the prespective of your camera.
How can you seperate yesterday(the date of your experience) and today(memory exists)? Maybe things you think that will happen and what you think that has already happened is happening in the very moment?
We, in order to not to get confused, created past and future.
"But if our memories were different the now would be different becuase It would result in a differnt now for the memories to work in. "
That is the point.
Reality is that i experience things. Maybe my future-model or better say 'future me' is already created now and i am just choosing the way i want to get to her. Maybe she will be something i will create now. And when i re-read my sentences i see that both are same things.
If i can, one day, clean my head from the idea of 'today' and see everything as a total, i can answer the question about how different it would be not just to be aware of it but how would i be like?
Conclusions made through rational thought are beliefs
Maybe death is what we need to truely live in the now? This will destroy our physical body and our memories and prejudice. I guess this is like englightenment as Buddhists would say...
I suspect that death is the way we wipe the slate clean. It is like a bad game of monopoly. Rather than go on and on being shackled by mistakes that were made, this game can end and we can wipe the slate clean and start all over. So death erases physical memories but not skills (what is called inherited characteristics) - just like the skills one learns by playing the same game over and over again. You can start all over again and this time do it a little different.
Of course, this is all ruminations on my part ... :detective:
Hmm. The idea of there being a clean slate to me seems silly. Even if bad things happen its just because we see them as bad. we could change what we see as good and bad in a human life. So there would be no need for death. It also doesnt explain why people that would be perfectly happy and feel good living an extra 100 years die.
i love life and my family but we by our nature have to let other generations succeed us.As time goes by and my family grows instead of just worrying about my children, i have numerous grandchildren to concern me.Love can be an awful burden when it carries with it the tribulations of others.If it is a learning experience this life ?how long should we live in one body to learn what we intended?
We could never learn anything in a human life. But thats the great seduction