I like lists. I like being able to tick things off a list. It clears the mind of things you don't have to remember anymore. Even before I have reached the mid age mid fifty point, I wish I could clear my memory of useless stuff to make room to remember other stuff. As Tony said, he can't remember his wife's phone number, and nor do I know anyone's phone number now. They are all programmed into the phones. At least I do know R's phone number.
But I can remember old phone numbers from years ago with ease. I want to be rid of them and make more memory space. Seems it is not how our brains work.
I like to write things down so that I remember them. So, I write reminder lists to do this, or even for blog posts, I write a few reminder words and expand the post later. But the funny thing is that once I have written things down, they tend to commit to memory and I no longer really need a list.
Are you a list person?