My brain is a relational database,
It stores information via common attributes,
Enabling reverse look-ups between pieces of information which weren’t necessarily causally-related,
But related through things like—
Similar emotions experienced whilst exposed to concepts or information,
Similar physical environments,
In fact the connecting feelings/intuitions (search queries) can be very wide-ranging;
It’s not great for purposeful, systematic enumeration and recall of data,
And it leads to obscure and dynamic branching (often distracting) thoughts,
But given a starting point,
It can lead to really useful, novel insights,
Unexplained and non-rationalisable intuitions but which nevertheless turn out to be accurate (neural networking),
Original creative ideas,
Or just pure junk thoughts which may otherwise contain humorous value 😄,
Or not 😭.
I am the one.