Personal Note On Personal Thoughts Essay

829 Words Sep 14th, 2014 4 Pages
When people introduce themselves I subconsciously block out their names. This is quite a problem, especially now, when starting fresh and independent at BYU, am left wanting friends, and am constantly finding myself in the position of meeting countless new people. I do, however, remember conversations, moments, unique personality traits, personal thoughts, as well as connections I made with that person. When it comes to recalling names however, I go stupid. My brain doesn’t remember names or dates very well, and that is because I simply don’t care. Information isn’t remembered unless at the time it was learned it was deemed interesting, important, or memorable, and effort was taken to be attentive, memorize, or associate it to a piece of information previously learned. I could not retrieve desired information when needed because of my willing encoding failure. I am learning however, the importance of names, as well as for words in general. It is intellectually enabling, socially gratifying, and communicably essential.
Is a name a verbal (or written) representation of the thing it belongs to? Apple. As you read the word “apple” your brain makes an association between the five calligraphic symbols strung together into a word that produces a mental image of a fruit. Precision of language is often essential in communication because another suggestion of those five letters is the multi-billion dollar computer company founded by Steve Jobs: *APPLE. Everyone has heard the cliché:…

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