The importance of a good memory

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Have you ever heard that some people describe themselves as having ‘good’ or ‘bad’ memory? This is something we all can say about ourselves. Some people, even if they are the same age, have the sameintelligence and kind of abilities, can present a very different memory. There is no need to dwell on the importance of having a good memory. We all have heard about the advantages of having a goodmemory and how having a bad one can affect our lives.

Having a good memory means a retentive and accurate memory, one that will retain knowledge we gained, events, appointments, etc. A person with agood memory finds facts, jokes, stories, figures, names and faces easy to remember. He/she rarely forgets appointments or things he is supposed to do. Since school, are almost always people with agood memory who get higher marks, they find easy to remember what the teacher taught and they have no need to study for hours. They usually do not have to read more than once because they remember andunderstand the text. It’s easy for them to remember facts, dates, notes, formulas, etc. Good memory also helps socially; a person with a good memory never forgets a name or face, they rememberappointments and things they had promised to do. They remember jokes, anecdotes, and they are usually popular in parties and meetings. And finally, at work people who have a good memory are more organized,they remember names, appointments, meetings, they learn quickly, etc.

On the other hand, people with bad memory have a lot of problems and difficulties in life. Starting with school, they rememberlittle of what they read or hear on most subjects, and are generally absentminded. They constantly forget homework, projects, or things they have to do; for this reason, they usually get lower marksthan the ones with good memory. They spend hours reading and studying for exams and even so they don’t achieve high marks. Socially, they almost never remember people they met, anecdotes they hear,...