It really seems that the narratives that we give to our experience, not only shapes, but changes our very experience if things. It is as if the experience itself is unimportant--what is important however, is how we think about and remember that experience.
A recent interview with professor Daniel Kahneman, a Nobel-Prize winning psychologist points to the same concept. He distinguished between the experiencing self and the remembering self and states that when thinking about a past experience, humans can only access the narrative of the remembering self, which in itself is subject to the influence of other variables, like one's current mood, one's current physical state, and perhaps one's personal narrative style. http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/interview-with-daniel-kahneman-on-the-pitfalls-of-intuition-and-memory-a-834407.html
It seems that, at least in our society today, we have a very difficult time staying in the experiencing part of ourselves--the here and now. Perhaps that is why eastern philosophy and the practice of Buddhism, with its emphasis on the present is in such high demand. I do not think that we will ever stop remembering our experiences, because after all, our memories shape the story and meaning of our lives. Yet, I believe that if we are able to recognize that we have the power to change the tenor of our self-created stories about our lives, we will be able to experience life in a totally different way.