Sep 25, 2008

How Often Do You Experience Deja Vu

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in recent years i've tried to recall what happens next in my deja vu. sometimes it's freaky how accurate i can predict what will happen in the few seconds after its onset. other times i think i know what will happen and it doesn't.
it's freaky when i interrupt someone mid sentence and point out something that is just about to happen or what they are going to say next - and it's right. there are those times when i'll interrupt and wait for something to happen but nothing does.
i've started to realize that deja vu is just an extreme of some sort of instinct or precognition phenomena. a few months ago my toddler was playing in the living room and we had bought a new cabinet to go next to our couch. it was tall and didn't have a large footprint and i kept getting an anxious feeling that it was going to tip over on the baby. it seemed solid enough and it was very plain and box-like - nothing he could get a good hold of to pull it over. a few minutes later there was a crash from him tipping it over. he wasn't hurt, just made a mess from the glass of water that was sitting on it. =) that's easy to chock up to just being conscious of a potential hazard, but the fact that i got anxious so soon before it actually happened makes me wonder if there's more to it.
i think this is the same phenomena that snaps me awake the instant before my alarm goes off. almost always within 10 seconds, but usually within 3-5 seconds. this isn't something that happens every day, but it's nice to start the day off like that when it does happen.
my wife always says deja vu's are the universe's way of telling you you're on the right track - sort of like checkpoints in life. it's at least a neat thought. i think this is along the lines of what mengard was saying.
It's almost as if by paying too much attention to the events that they are somehow changed or don't happen. i seem to have more success if i let it take its course.
i've heard the short-term memory bypass theory. i think it may play a part, but i don't think that completely explains it.
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