HAT FORUM, Sat. Aug 27, 11am - 1pm "Memory"

HAT Forum, Saturday, August 27, 2011
LOCATION:  OISE, 252 Bloor Street W.  Room 2-198
Facilitator: Cornelis van de Graaff
TOPIC:  Memory
“Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”    Santayana. (1863 – 1952)

What is Memory ?Is Memory selective? How and why ?
Can we control our own Memory ? Should we attempt this ?
How long should we dwell on the past?
Is our Memory ALWAYS beneficial - Should we dwell on bad Memories ?
Are we more inclined to remember  the positive or the negative - Do we have a choice ?
Can we control or errase parts of our Memory  ?
What is the purpose of War Memorials ? “Lest we forget” may have been the cause of more new strife than the strife it remembered.

We can only remember events, from our own personal viewpoint.
Are we always able to make allowances for this - Should we? How ?
Is Santayana always right ?