I was wondering if I could get some feedback/personal annecdotes.

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I realized yesterday that I have zero short term random recall memory.

For example if someone were to ask me, how many red lights I just passed. I wouldn’t know unless there was a reason for me to think about them. Or lets say I leave my desk that I spent all day in front of. If someone were to ask me where I left my pen, or glass of water on that desk, I wouldn’t have a clue.

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I don’t think it is necessarily a bad thing. Clearly it hasn’t negatively impacted me much (aside my wife nagging me why I can never remember things that aren’t significant enough to warrant my focus on). I am a professional Engineer and I have no issues with focusing or any other aspect of memory.

Now having only lived my life with just my personal experiences. I have no clue if this is normal or not. Which is why I am asking for your input.