Our mind has a powerful, built-in self-torture feature which can sometimes make us feel like we must be complete masochists. We catch our wife in a bed with another man, hear the words of our doctor telling us some unpleasant news, or see some horrible accident on the road, and instead of suppressing these memories, we replay the same video in front of our eyes again and again… and again.
Repeatedly bringing up the same pain, panic and horror we felt in those moments and making damn sure that we won’t forget about them any time soon. Or ruminating about life and its events in general. Bring it on, let’s share our “if IFS and BUTs were candies and nuts” here.