I find like every other malaise in our society, ‘forgetting’ is also gaining ground. Probably it’s a bug which bites everyone, sometime or the other in life, however the difference is some become its ‘victims’ at an early age. For instance I noticed the first signs appearing during my school days when I would ‘forget ‘to do my home work and be pulled up by my teacher. ’Did you have your breakfast this morning?’ she would ask very sweetly and when I nodded, she would say,’how come you have not forgotten ?’ and everyone in the class would break into ‘hushed’ laughter. On reflection I felt I had not really forgotten but thought I could use the word as an excuse or escapism!
The other day when my friend said she tends to forget a lot lately and she attributed it to her age, ,I was not convinced because she had just turned fifty and to my knowledge one gets bitten by the bug only after one crosses sixty, and if you are lucky not until you are seventy plus (which I also verified with a psychologist ). I am not sure whether it is a case of really forgetting or ‘wantonly’ forgetting?
n.meera raghavendra rao