oh to forget….

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A pill that can make painful memories go away, erase them as if they never happened. Would you take it??

To never have to deal with the past images, or memories. Never to hear a loud bang and jump and be instantly transported back to my 11 year old self. Never to feel the dread of abandonment or rejection. To never feel the sense of never being enough. To have the slat wiped clean. To never have to dwell on past hurts.

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Surely the obvious answer would be how soon can I take one? But they don’t stop future hurts, and without past experiences of pain wouldn’t we all get hurt all the more. Nothing from the past to show us to guide us in the future. And wouldn’t it change who we are? Because it is mostly the painful memories that shape us, change us. Make us more guarded aware of all experiences. And why is it that the painful memories are the ones we dwell on, but I suppose that is a question for another day. Or would it help us take risks and opportunities we would have previously turned down.

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