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Would You Erase Your Bad Memories?

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  1. Skyebug77

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    I did think about it but I can't remember what I decided
     
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    No. Memories, good or bad, is a part of who I am, made me the man I am today. No matter how painful or embarassing, I will live with it. And I am not gonna trust some machine to tinker with my brain.
     
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    Ever seen Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind?

    I would't personally, but then again I don't have the sort of horror stories that some do. It feels like erasing any of my memories would be like erasing a part of myself, and some of my worst memories taught me some of my most important lessons. Lessons I might end up learning again the hard way.
     
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    Far too many to even consider :)
     
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    That movie is really good actually. Kinda strange to get into at first but is really deep once you get into it. For me, even though I have had some horrible experiences in my life, there is nothing that has happened to me which I would trade a clear mind for a lesson learned.
     
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    No I wont bad memories are the ones that have helped us become what we are today and its good to cry sometimes remembering those hard times.
     
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    I've always wished to be able to erase certain parts of my memories, not necessarily bad ones, an example would be, I once read a book that I loved SO MUCH that I wish I could just read again as if it was something I've never read before, however I wouldn't erase my bad memories simply because I've never had any of those TERRIBLE stories or memories that some people do and I am a generally positive & confident person to the point that some people may think I'm arrogant.

    I do support this though as I genuinely believe people should have 100% control over their own lives, if they wish to erase them as long as they can pay for it then why not? Not only that but just like the article mentioned it can be used to cure certain fears & traumatic disorders.
     
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    But,but if you remove the bad memories, then wouldn't make a bad person such as a rapist, a good one?

    Also, read the comments, they are just brilliant.
     
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    Some of them I guess, not all of them. Because I think, good is only good when it's compared to bad. I wouldn't treasure the goods that I have if it has been good all my life. Also memories are of the past, they don't really bother me.
     
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    There's actually a really interesting episode of the TV show Black Mirror about this. I won't give the episode away, you should watch them all cold if possible. But the gist is that a group of criminals have their memories erased and are then punished. In the end it looks no different from punishing an innocent person, the criminal can say they didn't do the crime with complete honesty.

    At a certain point if you change someone's mind enough it seems like they become a different person.
     
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    @topcalibercontent Sorry, I didn't express myself well.

    If someone would rape me and I'd have my brain erased, wouldn't this make me forget about that person being a rapist?

    And if he knows it, wouldn't he able to abuse me over and over without any retaliation?

    Basically, by removing the fear/threat "sensor" it would be super easy for someone to abuse me(not only rape), putting me at a greater disadvantage. In other words slavery.

    This, and also without having the frustration of failure/threat how am I suppose to evolve?
     
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    I'm sure that would only make you a very naive person.
     
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    I would love to erase the memory of having read that article. Other than that I think it's a really bad idea to go experimenting with your brain, unless of course it involves an aromatic green leafy substance.
     
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    yes, id love to be accidentaly become vegetable and go all through these evil things again cuz i wont remember why it happened and how to prevent.

    question is if bad memories hold me from going forward
    yes obviously but theres no way to erase it, and you wouldnt benefit at all, you can compare erased memories to time spent in jail or sleeping/not leaving basement, just makes you behind
     
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    Well presumably you'd only remove the memory after the criminal was punished. I do think you're getting at something important, bad memories are some of the most powerful teachers there are. If we got addicted to deleting bad memories we could quickly become more and more childish.

    That said, I'm saying this as someone who hasn't experienced the worst sorts of trauma, such as rape. I certainly wouldn't tell someone who has been raped that they need to keep that memory in order to be a more "street smart" person.

    Bad memories can make us stronger, but I don't think that's a necessary conclusion. Some people are ruined by trauma without much of an upside to show for it.
     
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    Lets be real here, its not even going to get approval for clinical trials in humans.
     
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    That would be a huge mistake.
     
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    A person is the sum total of their memories. Learning to do something well depends on doing something poorly and learning from that experience. If you remove the memory of the failure, you remove the lesson learned from that failure and become doomed to repeat that failure.