Should you record most (if not all) of your conversations?

🔫Gunpowder Sep 10, 2021

I think we should.

I tend to record most of my zoom calls, conversations and messages between people if they had ignited a thought in me. The chance to refer back to when it happened is a great way of reflecting on myself as a character.

The only thing to note is that I tend to record these conversations for memory’s sake: I like to refer back to and re-listen to past conversations to write notes on them, ponder on them, and reflect as well. None of these conversations will be shared elsewhere, they are only for private usage.

Time is a factor of understanding articulations

The amount of time spent 'living' or thinking away from this context (and in this case, it's the recorded conversation), leads us to interpret it differently due to the amount of time taken to ponder about what's being said.

Later on, when you re-listen to it after gaining some from of external wisdom from some otherp arts of the world, the pieces of articulation fall into place.

Recording gives us the opportunity to relive the memories a second time, and to gain another angle on something that has been relived on from before. We havbe a save file of the individual we were talking with from before - and we can figure out patterns for how they were talking in the conversation, and figure out what we could say better from our end as we go through the recording.

All my interviews are materials for the mind.

To live against dementia

We’re going to forget most of our conversations by the end of our lives. We will only remember the lessons. Time works as our automatic filter, and the interactions that mean the most will become embodied, even if we do not accurately remember them.

I’m not sure if this rationale stands currently for me due to the fear of being close to people who have gone through dementia. I do indeed have a fear of forgetting.

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Norman Chella is the Podcast Rainmaker, Polymath in Progress and a very strange writer. His creative pen name is N.T. Cloever. You can find his words right here.

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