A study has found that time and detail changes how we think about an event.

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If a person goes into detail about how bad something was then you are more likely to see the event as more horrible. This belief isn’t always true.

Another thing to keep in mind is that a memory of events from further in the past will also seem worse the more details you describe.

 

Robert W Smith, Norbert Schwarz “Metacognitive inferences from other people’s memory performance.” Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Vol 22(3), September 2016

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