Hi Native Son and Ken... First of all I think you have drawn some conclusions that are not completely accurate.. Yes I did say I was 16 before I had a complete understanding of the memory but I wasn't saying that is a standard I believed should be for everyone... If you do not have first hand experiences of how this all happens its difficult to draw accurate conclusions from what you read about the experiences of others.. you really do need to have lived the experience to have a proper understanding.. I'm sure you would both agree with that... That's why you could never really understand the problem and what it feels like of having these memories and not understanding them.. Something I have talked about before and I think its very relative to this discussion...I have memories gong back to when I was around three years old maybe even earlier ... I would say to my parents in general conversation .. remember when we were... someplace and remember when we went outside did and did this.. My mother especially would say... I cannot believe you remember that... I doubt you would have been three years old when we did that.. I can remember in vivid detail being being pushed along in my stroller and being memorialized by a thread of cotton waving in the breeze right in front of me hanging from the the hood that was shading me ... maybe I was three but that is the oldest..I can remember being really pissed when my mother would load up the stroller with shopping and made it uncomfortable for me I have many memories of that happening.. I have many such memories of a being a very young child.. This is also why I have real understandings of not understanding things around me... We had a dog called Pete.. I remember him well.. he was never dog to me he was this thing that ran around who made me laugh and I liked being with him.. he made me happy.. I understood who Pete was but a dog no.. That's why I said a young child cannot really comprehend who is parents really are... that was my first hand experience... so this not comprehending and understanding objects and things goes far deeper with me than just the memory.. My experiences tells me a young child cannot escape the restrictions of an undeveloped human brain.. its impossible.. Yes I'm sure some do develop quicker than others but we need to be realistic.. we are talking the real world here... not science fiction where the impossible happens.. Children do have previous incarnation memories I have experienced that.. all I'm saying is we need to be very careful of what to believe and what not to believe especially about how they are interrupted.