by Bill Storie
A personal commentary on famous quotes or saying.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
George Santayana, The Life of Reason, Volume 1, 1905 US (Spanish-born) philosopher (1863 – 1952)
I know that I can’t remember every single thing I’ve done in business over the many years. That’s called “recall”. But I think it’s fair to say that if I’m doing something which has a vague feeling of déjà vu, I tend to know it. That’s called “recognition.” It still stuns me when I see an old movie, or an old documentary, or read in a magazine about something that happened years ago, that I can get that eerie feeling of having been there, or somehow know about it. So the chances are, that because I can’t remember or recall things, good and bad, that I did in the past, then I have probably repeated them – but fortunately if I get a hint of something that helps me recognize it, then I hopefully can stop myself before I repeat it. The problem is of course that sometimes I just can’t remember if I recognize something – or even worse – someone. “I recognize you, but I can’t recall your name..!!!” Growing old has its challenges after all !!!