Freud, the father of the psychoanalytic school, believed that we forget what threatens us. The threatening, shocking, painful, stressful, and ego- dissatisfying experiences are pushed back to the unconscious.
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Why do we forget? As you may know, memory has three interrelated components, i.e., encoding, storage, and retrieval. Forgetting may occur because of problems experienced at any one these stages.
We are most aware of our memory when it betrays us, i.e., we fail remember information that we need at a particular moment.