why of this question
Feeling really detached from my past lately, as if I never truly experienced it and it was not part of me. Just destroyed every single picture of me cause when I look at them I see a stranger. I also started to think that every person I lost contact with during my life feels the same about me, I'm not part of their past and its as if I never was.
the concept of the question
This made hypothesize about a world where people do not have memories in one way or another, so I came up with this though of humans who change personality completely every single year. You become a new person on the new years eve, quite literally. Memories are lost, all of them except skills. Language and various talents or work related and culture memories remain.
You saw a movie last year with a girl you really liked, now you only remember the movie but not the people you saw it with.
Or you remember what you learnt in school but not your teachers and not your school mates.
I'm thinking that in this scenarios families would be ridiculous and might not even be able to survive.
How do families need to change and adapt to this scenario in order to survive?
Given this behaviour of forgetting personalities and people is not evolved but started out of nowhere right now.