A friend has reminded me to write another blog entry and I am glad that he did so. Because I was so busy lately that I couldn’t catch a break and write something.
But here we are now…and I would very much like to ask something.
Have you ever tried to think about something and could just not come up with it? I do think so. It is just that we do not remember things very well sometimes. Like names of people we only met once or when if we forget to buy milk on the way home.
But then, after a few minutes of thinking what else to write in my post I thought of something completely different. I asked myself, what the difference may be between the words remind, remember, recall and came to the following conclusion.
To remind means that someone or something is bringing something to your mind that you maybe would forget without it.
Example: I’m so glad that my mother reminded to ask my teacher for a reschedule of my math exam.
To remember means that a have to remember something on your own and not by any outside circumstance. Or if you maybe are not able to remember something then you cannot recall it. We maybe remember a lot of things but we by far cannot recall all of them at command.
Example: I just remembered that I haven’t locked the car this morning.
To recall means that you remember of something and tell other about it.
Example: As far as I can recall he was not very polite the last time you have seen him.
Finally, as always a little Youtube related to my post. It’s a song by Jack Johnson in which he sings about a girl and his love.
“Do you remember when we first moved in together…”, so he askes her if she is able to recall her memory.
Or in this video you will hear Audioslave singer Chris Cornell singing that things around him don’t remind him of anything.