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    Memory altering/deleting

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    If there was a way (and there are scientifically) to erase or delete certain memories in your past, would you?


    True it could help people cope with their lives by getting rid of traumatic events, but it could also cause problems.

    If all the Holocaust survivors had their memories erased, they would live happier lives, but then the whole event could be forgotten by future generations or it could be said to be made up since there are no living memories/proof.

    What also strikes home to me is helping soldiers with PTSD, and deleting or softening traumatic memories to help them cope and move on with their lives.

    But if that can happen, commanders/officials may not see them as people with emotional needs- but instead fighting drones, and will not think of their emotional welfare if they can just wipe clean their memories and erase them when they get home. They'd just be fighting machines.


    What do you guys think about the memory erasing/changing topic?

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    No, I would like to forget about being rapped some days, but all in all it makes me
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    What I took away from the crappy memory out weighs the bad memory.

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    nope. the actions and past occurrences are what makes me me. not to mention also just because you erase those memories doesn't mean your psychological scars will go away. imagine having hang ups about certain things and not knowing why or how those hang ups came to be
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    I agree with you both.
    Memories and events in our past make us individuals IMO and change us. They shouldn't be forgotten. Some I just wanted to hear your opinions

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    No my experiances are what have shaped who I am today even the ones that cause me problems are still a part of who I am. I would imagine that not having the memory (of the event) that helped create my PTSD/social anxiety/phobias might drive me even more bonkers then I already am.
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    Nope wouldnt do it. I am who I am today because of everything that has happened to me, good and bad.
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    I think your past makes you who you are. And how could you explain certain feelings you have towards something. What happens in your life shapes you as a person, and when you start to miss those pieces I think in turn would only wreck you. Or, it doesn't mean that same event still wouldn't take place.

    Think Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

    Plus, there is the downside on what if they erased something you didn't want to forget? And there would shady doctors, what if they erased everything?

    Sometimes you have to take the bad to apprichiate the good.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bitz View Post
    I think your past makes you who you are. And how could you explain certain feelings you have towards something. What happens in your life shapes you as a person, and when you start to miss those pieces I think in turn would only wreck you. Or, it doesn't mean that same event still wouldn't take place.

    Think Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

    Plus, there is the downside on what if they erased something you didn't want to forget? And there would shady doctors, what if they erased everything?

    Sometimes you have to take the bad to apprichiate the good.
    that's the movie I had to write my paper on and the ethical dilemma of altering/erasing memories. Figured I'd ask you guys, too.

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    I don't think I would want any piece erased. Good or bad it's mademe who I am today.
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