24th May 2024

Reply To: “The Lost Mariner” (Year 1, Gr. 1)

ENGLISH FOR PSYCHOLOGY Forums Neuropsychology “The Lost Mariner” (Year 1, Gr. 1) Reply To: “The Lost Mariner” (Year 1, Gr. 1)


What we are is a collection of memories that determine our current and future activities. Without memory we don’t know what we like and dislike. Man learns how to live through experience. The lack of memory of these experiences and their effects means that they are just meaningless to our being. By noticing the slow loss of pieces of our memory, we begin to appreciate how it gives validity to our life. The essay described the case of a man who felt the meaning of life and enjoyed it, but was not aware that his thoughts were stuck decades ago. He was not aware of what the world looks like nowadays and talking about it and seeing these changes made him terrified.