Throughout the semester, we have had our ears filled with information on the broad field of psychology. Though all the information was interesting in its own specific way, I was intrigued by a simple concept that psychologists have developed on memory. I found it astonishing that our memory has its own pecking order. Basically our brain determines what is most important in our lives and tends to remember those events more vividly than others. I see it as our brain being a filing cabinet with only so much space. As we age, the amount capacity of our cabinet grows and we are able to access more information. However, as we grow old, our brain tends to filter the information that is most important and hold onto it. Since we cannot hold all the information we have absorbed at one time, our brain filters the information and gets rid of the facts that appear to be useless. To me, this process is astonishing. This information will undoubtedly not be erased from my memory within the next 5 years.