nbtruthman Umm . . our psychological states -- beliefs, desires, expectations etc -- will "gravitate" us towards a suitable body maybe. If it's an explicit choice I'll choose to be born to parents who are both rich and loving. I'll also choose to be good looking, intelligent, enigmatic, mysterious, outgoing, and strangely alluring. And I'll choose to be born male, in the west, in idyllic countryside. But doubt it's an explicit choice as such. What makes you think it is? And your notion we choose to forget is somewhat implausible.