[ My pal 15 Hour Work Week has also started a regular series on this Rolf Dobelli book as well ! I read his blog here because he has a different take on this book and I read it to revise its concepts. ]
The Art of the Good Life #20 : Your Two Selves
You have two selves.
The first self is the experiencing self. This is part of the consciousness that is in the present, taking in all sensory perceptions real-time. This part of the self has to sift through millions of data points just to retain a few of it for storage in long term memory.
Which leads us to the concept of the second self also known as the remembering self. The remembering self gathers, arranges and evaluates all the data captured by the experiencing self.
These two selves evaluate events differently. In fact the remembering self tends to over-emphasize peak events and the also the things which …