The fallibility of memory has been getting increased attention in the press lately. Eyewitness identifications, for example, have been found to be erroneous.
No doubt, the legal implications of imperfect memory are far-reaching. But how does our memory’s malleability impact the family storyteller? How does it affect the memories you preserve?
Telling the Stories with Inaccuracies
Family stories will no doubt have small inaccuracies. Over time, details may have been distorted or embellished.