Words I have had trouble remembering in the last week:
I see two possibilities:
1. It’s early-onset Alzheimer’s.
2. The gods are punishing me for the paper I wrote in eighth grade about weathermen in which I suggested that people start getting less intelligent once they hit 30.
Either way, my chances don’t look too good.
I started to worry about getting senile in my 20s. More likely, it’s stress–my memory often fails me these days, and I’m only in my 30s now. So I’ll bet on the ill effects of stress–that’s probably the more likely explanation for you, too.
If not, look at it this way–if your mind fails completely, you won’t remember anything worth worrying about. It might be the key to happiness! 🙂
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I don’t know if I’d necessarily look upon senility as a bad thing. Imagine the sheer crap you could get away with…
I noticed similar (temporary) lacunae in my vocabulary at your age too and entertained similar concerns. However I’ve lasted another twenty years without falling apart at the seams or sitting in a corner dribbling (well, not all the time). So just forget about it and enjoy yourself.
wow…to prepare for my 30s, i’m going to start forgetting stuff now! awesome! just think what fun i’ll be able to have with all that newly empty room in my brain…
Regarding your earlier posting on D&D, check it out. Maybe it’s not such an unhealthy thing….
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