I enjoy the sense of mystery that comes from watching a movie or reading a book with a new series of thoughts or ideas spinning in my head. It’s also fun to think about the person you are when you’re reading something like this.
I can’t really give you many good reasons to read a post-mortem, but I can say that I love watching a film and then reading about it afterwards. It’s a great way to let your mind wander.
There is often a sense of mystery or revelation when you read a post-mortem. The idea is that you are letting your brain go back and look at your life from a different perspective. Which makes sense, since most post-mortems are about how we feel about something or someone. But you are not only reading about your own life, you are also looking through the eyes of someone else. And in a way, that gives you an idea of who they are.
And you are also learning an awful lot about someone. There are two points I want to make in this post-mortem: 1) the things that can be learned from post-mortems are not a bad thing. And 2) the fact that post-mortems aren’t just about personal feelings and history. They are also about seeing the world in a way that helps you understand more about your own place in it.
The one thing post-mortems are not, is finding out from someone else what you thought or felt or did or didn’t do. Like, I read some of these quotes and it is like someone has said it to me on a phone call in the middle of the night. Or maybe it was a really late night and I got up and wrote them in the morning. Or maybe it was a post-mortem session with a friend who was there.
The whole thing with post-mortem sessions feels like a self-aware joke. Post mortems aren’t about you coming to terms with things or admitting you were wrong. They’re about you getting a chance to see and understand the way things are in light of a different point-of-view (that maybe you didn’t know about before). Also, if you think that someone has just been talking about your post mortems in their head, you should probably stop it.
And yeah, I think it’s kind of funny. I was just thinking about these conversations with my friend where he or she thinks I’m just talking through post-mortem sessions. When I’m talking about post mortems I’m not talking about me coming to terms with past events.
I think that post-mortem conversations are sort of a meta-analysis of your past history. It’s also a way to test out your mental stability. You’re not talking to a friend, you’re talking to yourself. And as you can see, I’m pretty sure that most of my post-mortem conversations have ended up being pretty useless as well.
And that’s a good thing because it means that if you aren’t ready to talk about your past, then you have much more time to talk about your future. I mean, Im still interested in talking about my future. And besides, I think that talking about your past is really important. You can’t help that you’re a human too, you can’t help that you experience life the way others do.
I agree with you. Talking about your past is important. But most of the time the conversation gets stuck in one of two ways. Either the person who actually has some sort of a past is talking about their past in a way that will likely be forgotten or the person who has a past is talking about their past in a way that is likely to be remembered but it wont be remembered.