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Which would you choose? You have 3 choices?

  1. pstraubie48 profile image86
    pstraubie48posted 5 years ago

    Which would you choose? You have 3 choices?

    Would you prefer to: 1. Lose all of your old memories; 2. Erase all of your bad memories; 3. Never be able to make new memories Which would it be and why?


  2. Attikos profile image80
    Attikosposted 5 years ago

    Sounds like a tricornered devil's choice to me. I select "none of the above." Leave my memories alone, bub!

    1. cat on a soapbox profile image95
      cat on a soapboxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I couldn't agree more- well said!

    2. dghbrh profile image78
      dghbrhposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      i agree completely as memories are the foundation to go ahead in life.

    3. LaThing profile image72
      LaThingposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lol, lol, lol,....... Good one!

  3. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 5 years ago

    Erase all the bad memories. They have already been in my life long enough and any positive that may be able to come from them already has. It would make me a little more sane if they were gone.

  4. baygirl33 profile image61
    baygirl33posted 5 years ago

    What a wicked question! No matter how one goes,it's a losing situation. But I'll answer that I choose to erase  my bad memories. Of course you would miss out on learning from your past mistake. But never being able to make new memories means you would miss out on your children's lives and you would always live in a vacumn Too horrible to dwell upon.!
    But to lose your past means you don't have a clue where you came from and why.You would not recognize your loved ones.
    This would become an unending series of new people entering your life.

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    Jade0215posted 5 years ago

    Probably the bad ones just because that seems to be the most logical answer. Don't want to say all the old memories because I don't want to wake up one day not knowing who I am or where I am.

  6. edhan profile image59
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    1. I love recalling my old memories as it was the enjoyable ones.

    2. I do not consider them as bad memories as these memories helped me as who I am now so I wouldn't want to lose them.

    3. To continue having new memories will make my life as a whole. If I can have new memories then it will be boring as I am feel that I am missing out something or a part of me is gone. That will not be good for me.

  7. stanwshura profile image74
    stanwshuraposted 5 years ago

    Interesting "moral"/must-choose philosophical dilemma.  It's the kind bandied about on college campuses, "pot circles" (is that antiquated?), and in almost any "coming-of-age" plot (think of the movie "Stand By Me"), either fictionalized or lived.

    Kind of like the classic "if you HAD to choose between having your sight OR your hearing...) hot-seat conundrum.   

    It's the (3 cups) "Magic Ball" game, only, not only do none of the cups have the ball (prize), it's a choice among 3 poisons!

    No thanks.  Tryin' to quit!

  8. HLKeeley profile image84
    HLKeeleyposted 5 years ago

    I do not prefer any. If I HAD to choose, oh goodness, I have already lost memories, but not all. My bad memories make me, me, but I would still have some memories. New memories is how I change...so I would go with the second choice. I can always create new memories and bad ones will definitely happen again.

  9. backporchstories profile image81
    backporchstoriesposted 5 years ago

    Wow, what a mind pondering moment as I contemplated this question!  At first I thought of erasing bad memories, but yet those memories are lessons learned...so would I still have the wisdom earned if I was without those bad memories. Would I still be the person that I am? Never making new memories sounds so lifeless, void of existance as if nothing occurs yet confusion of what relates with what.  So I believe if I had to choose, it would be old memories and those who love me will help make new memories so I can enjoy rest of my life in the present mind.

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    CJ Sledgehammerposted 5 years ago

    I am sure many might be tempted to say "lose my bad memories", but let us not forget that many of our "bad" memories were lessons that needed to be learned, making us, in many cases, wiser and smarter. I really would hate to lose that investment.

    I am afraid, my friend, that I cannot play this game, because all the options are detrimental.

  11. Mike Marks profile image74
    Mike Marksposted 5 years ago

    I just want to say that some memories we catalogue as "bad" are events I would relive in a heartbeat if possible... the night that girl broke up with me and I watched her walk away... the worst fight I ever had with my deceased father... to spend another minute with such people, under any circumstances, I may cherish.  With "cherish" the "bad" of many memories can already be erased.

  12. Chen Suen profile image75
    Chen Suenposted 5 years ago

    I think everyone has answered the questions the way I would have.  I would never want to rid myself of my old memories, bad and good.  This is what has made me who I am today.  Making new memories is what I live for!

  13. Elderberry Arts profile image97
    Elderberry Artsposted 5 years ago

    I agree, I would leave them as they are. Yes, some are bad but they remind me what not to do again! Everything we experience good and bad makes us who we are, maybe we would change if we lost memory of some of those things?

  14. cperuzzi profile image97
    cperuzziposted 5 years ago

    All are bad choices.

    1. Loss of old memories would mean loss of personality and knowledge.  So, unless you want to be an idiot without connections, don't pick choice one.

    2. Is a question of character.  We all need our pain to be who we are.  Without our pain we've learned nothing of consequence.

    3. Let's just say that number 3 is just a nightmare.  Imagine no new memories.  In ten years you look into a mirror and an old guy looks back - who you don't know.  Without memory, there is no knowledge.

    Clearly the only real answer is number 2.  It's the only one that you can build on.

  15. whonunuwho profile image79
    whonunuwhoposted 5 years ago

    First of all losing all bad memories would cause us to miss out on life's lessons of what to avoid. Losing old memories would erase what our lives have been about and a valuable resource and record of our accomplishments. Never being able to have new memories would eradicate what I feel in my life, is valuable beyond all the gold in existence, memories of the good things in life from childhood to old age. You would be extremely foolish to choose any one of the three listed.

  16. addingsense profile image59
    addingsenseposted 5 years ago

    i will surely choose to erase all my bad memories.

  17. inChristalone profile image60
    inChristaloneposted 5 years ago

    If I had to choose, I would pick losing all of my bad memories.  Although, the bad times have taught me much about how to handle conflicts and issues.  However, it would be nice to clear my past of disappointments that I have faced like watching my best friend get hit by a car, finding out that my dad was an alcoholic, or any of the other bad memories that I have.

  18. Ciccarone profile image67
    Ciccaroneposted 5 years ago

    Erase all the bad memories... It;s the least bad one there... If that makes any sense lol