do you have bad past memories or heartache you wish to forget?

@fredgame (1261)
China
July 3, 2007 10:58pm CST
Good news, there has been new invention of being able to erase memories that traumatise the individual. isn't it wonderful? that certainly would improve life to people who are depressed by such bad memories that their lifes are never worth making any meaningful things on earth. The question is can any ordinary afford it? what is your view about this new invention?
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@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
4 Jul 07
Hello fredgame! I think that the invention should never have been invented! How can they erase any memory, when it our memories that takes us back to any point in our lives! We have all been through rough times and it is never easy to forget things that hurt us, but then most times those things are what shapes us into the people we are today. It is through the hurt and pain that we have experienced that has helped us learn the means of forgiveness Why anyone would want to give that up, I really don’t know, but I wouldn’t!
@fredgame (1261)
• China
4 Jul 07
i think they would only erase memories that haunt the individual and not just any memories. this mostly applies to psychiatries whose memories make them worse off than reforming them.
@Ploy1854 (59)
• Canada
4 Jul 07
It could be good to forgot all the bad memories but I really have no idea what will the result be? How can we select memories to erase? Which part of the brain keeps the bad memories? I really don't know about this but it sounds dangerous as well. Maybe depression can be healed by other methods, but not from this one. Memories are what makes us today and life has its own way to deal with things.:)
@hahzen63 (157)
• Philippines
4 Jul 07
good point there ploy. depression could indeed be healed by other methods...mostly by time...but to say that one should have memories erased like blackboard writing would really be scary...
@hahzen63 (157)
• Philippines
4 Jul 07
No. I dont think its good news. Memories like everything else in your body form who you are. The good and the bad alike contribute to your personality. Erasing your memory through a pill would be like allowing your privacy to be seen by those who shouldnt