Imagine that one night your house catches fire. You and your family escape unharmed, but by the time the fire is extinguished, there’s hardly anything left of the house or its contents.
Once you recover from your shock, you call your home insurance company to file a claim. The company tells you that in order to process the claim, they need a complete list of everything in the home you’ve lost with details, such as the age and estimated value of each item. Would you be able to come up with that list from memory?