Humans have an extraordinary ability to forget, or is it an inability to remember. Usually it is very selective. Humans will ‘move on’ from a significant tragedy in 2 weeks, or a failure of politics in one. A failure in sport will last about a year.
I was flying to Berlin on March 24 2015 or rather on an airplane that was doing so. A day later I heard the news about the Alpine crash. Less than 5 days later media news moved on to some other vital topic. It was information on a Hollywood star’s life event.
Birds and fish often regarded as memory deficient would be sneering at such stupidity. They don’t of course as fish and birds gloriously haven’t human traits of ignorance and hubris
More on selective memory or forgetting later maybe.