As some of us re-write history with one conversation, others will continually re-write history as a way of life.
If you were to ask me what I did yesterday, I’d struggle to remember. My short-term memory is poor, but my long-term memory is excellent. I always remember conversations as if they took place yesterday, even though some of those conversations will have taken place years ago.
As we go about our daily lives recounting conversations, our interpretation of the facts may change. Some of us will recount very different stories along the way, because we choose to deny and obliterate our own understanding of the story and because we’re choosing to create a different ending to the way we saw it.
We convince ourselves that our recollection of our conversation is fact, even though the other person we’ve had the conversation with, has a different recollection. It’s annoying if you’re continually on the receiving end of a conversation with a different ending and you were part of the original conversation.
Yes, we don’t always have to re-write history through history books to recall a one-sided account: we can do it in our own back yards and some of us often do.