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cosisconfused
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October 4, 2019 4:27 pm  

The small description under the Murakami forum appalled me. It reads, "If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets" which I have some questions about. Is this sentence referring to a lover? A beloved family member? A friendship that has metaphorically died, but had significant value to building a stronger, more independent personality? I interpreted this sentence as the speaker talking to a lover. In hopeless romance, the speaker confesses their undying love for the other party in hopes to receive the same affection back. There is conflict between the two which draws more questions to why the speaker wouldn't want anyone else remembering them. They are completely dependent on the choices of this one individual which doesn't seem like the safest option. Relating to real life circumstances, when applying to colleges my parents always told me to never put all my eggs in one basket. Meaning, don't only apply to one school because if you don't get in, there's just that much more stress and anxiety that follows. You were depending on that one college to meet all your expectations and flatter you. I want to tell the speaker of this sentence to take my mother's advice. Don't put all your eggs in one basket because it might hurt you in the future.


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