posted on Aug, 25 2010 @ 09:19 AM
This is cool, but it bothers me for two reasons. The first is your basic "omg this could be used for brainwashiiiiiiing" paranoia, which I'm
surprised hasn't really been mentioned yet. The other one is more speculative.
Don't our negative memories help make us who we are? When bad things happen to us, that permits us to grow. If you forget that you had once been
domestically abused, you lose the chance to get over that hurdle. This is a bit different from "those who forget the mistakes of the past are doomed
to repeat them" but it's also a valid point; you won't know the signs of pending domestic abuse (not that everyone who goes through it does). I'm
not saying that forgetting bad things is out and out a bad thing; seeing a buddy die in your arms in war, that might be worth forgetting. But how
healthy is it really...?