Fandango’s Provocative Question #17 Revisited

FPQDuring the month of April, in addition to my regular topical posts as well as my prompt posts, I will be participating in the 2021 A to Z Challenge. I will post my A to Z post daily at 6 a.m. my time (Pacific). During this month, I will be revisiting four of my Provocative Question posts, which will be published on the four Wednesdays in April at 3:00 a.m. my time. If you didn’t respond to the original provocative question post, or would like to post a new response, please feel free to do so. Or you can read the responses of other bloggers who did post responses to the original. Anyway, here goes:

Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration. By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.

What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.

Earlier this week I wrote a post I called The Life and Death Paradox. It covered three rather provocative topics: abortion, sex education, and the death penalty. Not surprisingly, that post generated some very provocative comments. So that’s gonna be a tough act to follow.

This week’s provocative question came to mind when my son asked me a question. He wanted to know where we lived when I sold my motorcycle, and I couldn’t remember whether it was in New Jersey or Pennsylvania. I tried and tried, but came up empty. I couldn’t even recall the last time I rode it.

So, I decided to ask a question about human memory, which has been shown to be incredibly unreliable. With that in mind, here is this week’s provocative question:

“How do you know which of your memories are genuine and which have been altered over time or even made up?”

If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments.

And most important, have fun.

22 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #17 Revisited

  1. bushboy April 7, 2021 / 3:38 am

    I make shit up all the time I reckon 😀

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  2. rugby843 April 7, 2021 / 7:19 am

    The older I get, the more isolated I am, it seems to get foggier

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  3. pensitivity101 April 7, 2021 / 9:31 am

    My earliest memory was of a front door (I was about 3) but apparently nobody knew anyone who lived in a house with a door as i described. Fast forward some 30 odd years and Mum was going through some old photographs. There was the door I remembered……. and it was my uncle and his first wife who lived there.

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  4. Paula Light April 7, 2021 / 10:11 am

    I find it amusing that most people believe their memories are correct. Long ago, I realized any of mine may be warped from storage.

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  5. Carol anne April 7, 2021 / 1:56 pm

    Good question!
    I’m not sure what I think! I mean I know some memories are true, because others have affirmed them to me, or because I can vividly remember some details.
    But then I have to wonder, do I really remember the details?
    Or amI just thinking this and that happened?
    I’ll have to ponder on that a little bit longer!

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    • Fandango April 7, 2021 / 2:42 pm

      Ponder away! 😉


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