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Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by browndogisinthehouse, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. browndogisinthehouse

    browndogisinthehouse Peer Supporter

    What are your best childhood memories?

    I was surprised that I could not figure out even one happy childhood memory after racking my brain for over 10 minutes. What I remember is the continuous struggle to stay on top in academics. But then I assumed that this was the case with the other kids also will belong to similar background and in a way aspired/forced to aspire to excel at academics with a long-term view of getting into the best colleges in the nation(I was born outside United States in a 3rd world country).

    At the same time, it is not that I was stressed out all the time. I did not really excel at sports though I learnt to play tennis and would play that from 5 AM till 7 in the morning with my school buddies. I did have a few guys whom I used to play during school. But at the same time, there is nothing outstanding that I can remember which has stayed with me as much as the struggle to always be the 1st in my class.

    I did have a very loving set of grandparents and I would have fun impersonating them.

    Is the absence of any memories cause of concern? I myself don't think so because I guess it is just that I don't remember them. But if people think that this needs to be investigated, possibly I will mention it to my counsellor and obviously also work on it on my own
  2. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, brown... Looks like you were a perfectionist at school wanting to excel, but that's understandable since you were born outside the US and needed high grades. No, the absence of childhood memories wouldn't cause TMS, unless you are really repressing them. Give yourself time to think more on your childhood. I was not good at sports in school but made up for it by being on the grammar school and high school and college newspaper, also in hig school plays. Yes, talk to your counsellor about childhood memories.

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