Your Happy Place

May 4, 2007

I’ve been thinking of how to artificially construct personality. I was reading about thought palaces, a mnemonic tool where you imagine a building where the rooms and objects are tied to bits of information you want to recall easily. This was mainly taught for remembering things like speeches, where a walk through the building reveals the progression of what you speak.

But instead of speeches, what if we could tie a thought palace to a collection of memories designed to reinforce personality characteristics that you do not currently have? By visiting this metaphysical realm consistently and in times of doubt, one might be able to pick and choose one’s characteristics.

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