Or do I just think I think, therefore I am, I think?
I think I first read that phrase in Mad magazine way back in the 70s – but I can’t be sure! It’s a bit like the quote from HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, where we met the man who repeatedly claimed that nothing was true, but was later found to be lying.
Your mind definitely plays tricks on you. What is an evident truth to you because that’s what your mind tells you can turn out to be false because other people were there too and remember events differently. How can we know for sure? Short of recording everything (audio, video, written words) then I guess we can’t.
The mind is an amazing thing. I don’t quite understand why some people seem able to recall great detail about events 5 years ago, who wore and said what etc, or remember infinite detail about everything they’ve done which is work related but my head seems to be full of songs, films and bad jokes. I guess that if we were all the same the world would be a much less interesting place!