Memories are life.
Free thought is the blood which flows through the canals of the mind.
Without memories we have no identity, with no free thought we have no mind.
Individuals without thought are not individuals, just as a person without memories has no sense of self.
Controlled thought is not thought, thus controlled thought destroys an individual.
Cherish every memory, because they make you who you are. To forget is to never have known, thus knowledge is lost.
People are alive as long as they are still thought of, kept in spirit in the memories and minds of people.
Because you would not be who you are without them.