By: Maria Climent Huguet
Maria Climent is a 26-year-old Catalan lady. After studying translation, she decided her life was odd enough to became a humor scriptwriter and by default, a blogger. This is how she’s now a mother of no one and a better person. She also likes to cook!
Recent research show that memories could indeed be erased from our brains. Actually, from the brains of the little rats this experiment is being tested with.
I guess you have all seen the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, where a couple in love breaks up and then decide to erase each other –separately- from their memories.
I find it impossible to watch this movie and not think about what it would be like to apply this to ones own life.
Sure there will be opinions for and against erasing past memories, or even erasing people from our lives. I personally find it too aggressive, immoral and, moreover, something tells me that we would not be like we are if we forgot the memories that passed through all these experiences in our lives.
But the point here is to find the right use to this hypothetical option which is already being studied in rats. Actually, experts only recommend it to erase condition memories that make them suffer a relapse in addictions or for post traumatic disorders in order to try and manipulate the memory of a rape or the fatal accident of a loved one.
However, I can think of many other little crappy things, apparently unimportant but annoying which I wouldn’t mind erasing, or things that I would have preferred they hadn’t happened to me. For example:
Finding a fly in my soup.
Renting one of the apartments in Florence to switch off and find your annoying street neighbours in the apartment right next to yours having sex.
Staying in those Florence apartments having the time of your life, only to find out your new boyfriend has a girlfriend.
Gossiping about someone to find out they are right behind you.