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Guy cannot remember how or where he first met Mildred, his wife.
In the book, what are the greater implications of not remembering the past?
It is suggested that after a certain amount of time, humans will have evolved not to have a memory. Their brains will be used differently.
If individuals do not understand the importance of the past in their own lives, they will continue to repeat and not learn from the same mistakes in the future.
If couples cannot remember how they met, marriages will become extremely unstable and the divorce rate will skyrocket.
If people do not remember the past, no biographies or memoirs will be written, which will cause many firefighters to be laid off.
Children will grow up without knowing their heritage. Family traditions will become a thing of the past.