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Don’t you hate when you are thinking of a brilliant idea or topic, and it is struck down by a moment of inexplicable forgetfulness? It is very common for people to lose their train of thought, and it always seems to happen at the least opportune times. Maybe the thoughts we lose are actually the greatest ideas we can muster, or maybe it is just the fact that we can’t understand why we lost these thoughts, all I am sure of is that forgetting an idea at a time when it is needed is terrible and at times embarrassing. Even when writing, if you don’t outline your thoughts correctly, you can find yourself forgetting your place, and missing an important point. In my opinion forgetfulness is a product of mental mismanagement, what I mean by that is, if you are thinking about too many things at once, you will find yourself forgetting the task at hand. Forgetfulness happens when we are giving priority to so many things that we lose sight of what is first in line. There are many ways to fight forgetfulness, but none of these methods are very practical when it comes to standard social behavior. The human memory, much like the body, is a machine. If we want to get the most out of our memory, we have to train it and test it to make sure it is getting stronger. I know that the human memory can go with age, but as long as it has been well maintained, and it is being regularly trained, I’m sure it will be able to withstand the test of time, and the occasional mental mismanagement.