Does Remembering Help You Survive?
The Wonder of Elephants
Elephants are fascinating animals. They can pick up a grain of rice with a trunk that weighs over 200 pounds, can recognize themselves in the mirror, have tusks that never stop growing, and are extremely emotional animals. One of the most interesting things about elephants is their long-term memory.
You may have heard that an elephant never forgets.
Memory Linked with Survival
An elephant’s ability to recall details long-term is intended for survival. They can live a long time as a result of being able to remember people and animals that they have interacted with years prior. In addition to keeping the herd safe, an elephant can use long-term memory to guide other elephants to water over very long distances.
Is your long-term memory helping you survive? Hang onto the details that will enhance your life, not the ones that weigh you down.
Instead of trying to hold onto several negative memories, hold onto the lessons you learned instead.
Philippians 3:13 says, “But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on”.
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