We all have moments in our lives where we are forgetful. Perhaps you are the type of person who constantly forgets where you have placed your keys. There are others who find themselves forgetting to return text messages on a consistent basis. According to this study, the forgetful ones among us may actually be the most intelligent of all. Those who give themselves (or their friends) a hard time will want to read on and learn more.
Forgetting certain things does not mean that you are losing your mind or going senile. The study shows that those who have the best memories often discard certain facts once they believe that they are no longer necessary. That means that if you are the type to regularly forget things, it is probably because your mind has prioritized the information in a specific way.
It is almost as if their brains are programmed to shed information the second it is no longer considered viable. On the other hand, people who have the ability to remember everything experience things in a different manner. Their minds may struggle to store new data because their memory banks are full. Meanwhile, the super intelligent are shedding data constantly.
This makes it much easier on them when it comes to making various decisions. Stories like this one are definitely going to be shared several times over by all of the space cadets out there. Little did we know that the friends we always used to tease for being forgetful were actually the true geniuses. Looks like we have some apologizing to do.
The next time you find yourself struggling to remember something that seemed important at the time, be sure to keep the results of this study in mind. Those who are unable to remember just might be the smartest ones in the room. We would tell you to pick their brain if given the chance. Who knows if they will have a strong recollection of the things that we need to know, though?
If this story made you laugh as hard as we did, take a moment to pass it along. All of the forgetful Freddie types out there are sure to get a major kick out of it. We can no longer criticize the scatterbrain friends that we have. For all we know, they are the ones who truly have something to teach us. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to share away!