Where does a thought go when it’s forgotten?

3 min readNov 16, 2020

The human mind is fascinating and complex. Even if many studies have been done on it, respectively on the brain, if we understood 10% of it, it is a great thing. In addition to the physical part, we also have to understand the “virtual” part. I call it virtual, because the easiest comparison would be if we were referring to a computer. We may come to understand how the physical part works, but that virtual space, that term called “thinking”, has infinite possibilities. We can say that the unit of measurement of thought is “imagination”.

“Thinking”, in principle, in the physical plane, is powered and supported by a motor: the brain. This being the “hardware” component. We are talking here about the whole thinking model, both from the information we receive, process, and from the information we create and pass on. Information is just a universal piece of an indefinite puzzle that takes on a new shape every time we use it, in conclusion, information is just a thought.

Why I chose to compare the human brain, in fact the whole body, with a computer. First of all, from a technical point of view, the computer is created after our likeness, not according to the look but only according to the way it works. We know very well how to use this “computer” without necessarily knowing how it works physically — I am referring here to most people, not to those who spend their whole lives studying this. Obviously, like any computer, the human body is not used to its full capacity.

What happens to information, called a thought, the moment we forget it. First of all, there are two ways to “forget” this information:

- Temporary — we forget a certain thought for a period of time and if after a while someone reminds us, or some other event is “the trigger”, we begin to remember. In a computer, if you want to make room for more information, you use the archiving function. Similar to information, all is archived keeping only one file. The unarchiving system is “the trigger”.

- Permanent — we forget a certain thought forever, no matter if we go through a location where we have been, no matter if someone tells us, we simply forget completely. Even on the computer, when you don’t have room for archiving, you start deleting, only difference is, with our mind, this process…


My gift is that I can understand everyone, therefore I can explain dilemmas or situations in manner easy to understand