Our lives are the sum of our memories. How much are we willing to lose from our already short lives by … not paying attention?

Joshua Foer

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“Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do.” TED2012. Feb. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do." TED2012. Feb. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: In this quote from his 2012 TED Talk on memory, science writer Joshua Foer tells us that since our lives are comprised of memories, not paying attention (not being mentally present to make new memories), in a sense, shortens our lives. In this Talk, Foer, who won the U.S. Memory Championship, describes a technique that can be used for the important purpose of improving your memory. Watch the full TED Talk here: Joshua Foer - Feats of Memory