I Wish I Had The Ability To Erase Memories

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    when I was 6years old I went to this park

    across from my street in a apartment complex I went with my friend Michelle we were best friends at the time so we went to the park their was older kids there I wanted to leave but Michelle insisted we stay the bigger kids they were alot older then us if I think they were...
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    1 Response Feb 10, 2016

    Only The Very Bad Ones

    It troubles me to see my patients, acquaintances, friends and family distraught by bad memories.  I do believe memories are good for you.  They anchor you to events in your life and provide you with points of reference so that you can improve and measure your growth.  Even bad...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Oct 15, 2011

    Past Negative Experiences Make It Hard To Trust The Present And Future

    Think about this. We've probably all had (unless we're extremely lucky) a number of relationships in our time, and if we're keeping our eyes peeled for a prospective partner that generally means we're not currently in a relationship. We're not in one because our last one didn't...
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    2 Responses Sep 27, 2010
    chris7379 chris7379
    41-45, M
    1 Response Feb 6, 2016

    If I had this ability You would be first one to

    be erased bcoz it hurts a lot inside standing alone waiting for you alone in midst of crowd
    adorableprincess adorableprincess
    22-25, F
    Sep 23, 2015

    Memories light the corners of my mind Misty

    water-colored memories of the way we were Scattered pictures of the smiles we left behind Smiles we gave to one another for the way we were.
    TheaRhyss TheaRhyss
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2015

    I don't really want to erase the memories.

    most of them are good ones but if I could maybe it would be less painful now.
    rehabparty23 rehabparty23
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 11, 2015

    Sitting having a normal conversation with my

    Master and bam - hit with a really bad memory - and all the emotions - feeling dirty, scared, used, betrayed, disgusting... then comes the fun part - trying to forget again... then an hr later something else crops up - oh aren't I lucky 2 in one night?? ... pass
    evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise evienneOwnedByMasterBlaise
    41-45, F
    Sep 22, 2015

    this would be amazing

    for moments like now where you wasted time on. But wait... no i don't because without these memories i would be a different person. no matter they are old memories from many years ago or even two days ago. Things happen for a reason and yes **** happens and it sucks and it can...
    learellie learellie
    18-21, F
    Dec 24, 2015

    They will never go away,

    but I can do my best to tune them out and move on from the past.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    Nov 1, 2015

    The Memories I Would Erase

    come from my childhood mostly. I was abused in more ways than one and I wish my brain would just it go. I have been through 7 years of counseling and have forgiven the abusers, but I still think about things from time to time, when something happens that triggers a memory. I have...
    TXredhead TXredhead
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Jul 27, 2010

    Sometimes I can still feel your slopping lips

    pressing hard up against mine and filling my throat with your smokey breath. Sometimes I can still feel your rough hands rushing to touch where they shouldn't. It feels wrong. It felt wrong. And I don't know why I let it happen.
    camxyn camxyn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2015

    Somethings are better

    if they're forgotten
    MissImaginaryy MissImaginaryy
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 20, 2015
    funladyb funladyb
    51-55, F
    1 Response Nov 1, 2015

    If I had the ability to erase memories,

    I think I would erase the feelings and memories of me being bullied in school. Being bullied in school really degraded my self-esteem and life all together, it kind of jump-started my depression. this is just one of many memories I would erase, another is watching my mother...
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    2 Responses Sep 23, 2015

    The only reason I wish I had this ability is

    because of the things that haunt me. I wish I could just wipe them away like a chalk board....But it's so not that easy.
    Clipz4her Clipz4her
    26-30, F
    Sep 7, 2015

    when I was 8 or 9 I was walking home from a

    friend's house two older black boys attacked me and held me down while they both spitted in my face I've never told my mom or my dad
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    2 Responses Feb 10, 2016

    OTHER PEOPLE'S memories,

    to be precise. Of certain things... like when I tripped over nothing and crushed my party hat :P
    PerrythePlatypup PerrythePlatypup
    Nov 8, 2015

    I've done some ****** things

    that still affect my mentality today. If I could erase them, maybe I could heal and be happier
    deleted deleted
    Nov 1, 2015

    Be carful what you wish for,

    I have ahead injury. I wish I could rember
    ericORerin ericORerin
    26-30, T
    Sep 30, 2015

    i have a friend who has ptsd

    and the things he has shared with me, i wish i could erase the memories that haunt him
    browneyes56 browneyes56
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Dec 11, 2015

    I was taken advatage of by a friend,

    and now its hard to move on from what that person did. they ruined my perspective of myself, and I have lost the ability to love myself now. yes, I wish I could forget the past and that friend.
    colorfulSoul colorfulSoul
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 2, 2015

    I would feel so much better

    if I had this ability
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    Nov 1, 2015

    I have mental diseases.

    Bipolars and anorexia. My mom force fed me an apple got really mad at me. I have a virus right now so i started coughing, crying, and trying to eat an apple and started choking. My mom just let me choke and my 17 yr old sister just stared
    fangirl4lifeandever fangirl4lifeandever
    16-17, F
    1 Response Feb 5, 2016

    Want to erase some memories?

    Start smoking tobacco or marijuana to lessen the supply of oxygen that gets to the brain. Do this for a few decades and you will start to develop dementia and you can kiss those memories good bye. Sound scary? Then accept your negative memories as a method to help weigh in...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits
    22-25, M
    1 Response Sep 23, 2015

    I wish I had this ability

    because I have done some pretty dark and mean things to people. I grieve on these things near daily, and it is gonna haunt me for the rest of my life. but other than that, I wish I could completely forget about my depression, I wish I could just wake up tomorrow and all the pain...
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    1 Response Sep 8, 2015

    I would love to erase more

    than half of the past. Meeting certain people to prevent all the heartbreak they would cause for me down the road. I never saw it coming, I don't even think god saw it coming. He's just as in shock as I am. I've never experienced such love and affection from anyone and to be...
    Thefightingangel Thefightingangel
    22-25, M
    1 Response Dec 26, 2014

    If It Wasn't For Them Where Would I Be?

    I don't mean all memories in general no not at all. I just mean i wish I could erase the bad ones, the good ones I want to guide and cherish forever. I just hate how there are so many bad memories, but then again I guess they are the one who make me strong and helped me get to...
    princesssparkles princesssparkles
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2011

    I have had bad memories of almost rape

    and wish I could just forget about it.
    Lovelypaw22 Lovelypaw22
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 7, 2016

    Only the horrible & painful ones.

    Sadly, I'd end up erasing 95% of my memories... Yay amnesia! lol 👍😆
    Kittygirl17 Kittygirl17
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2015
    Alaska127 Alaska127
    16-17, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

    This is going to be VERY emotional becuase this

    was truly the WORST day of my life. Out of the twenty-eight years of being on this planet, this was the day of sadness.Back in August of last year, my sister was having some trouble with her teeth. Because she wasn't taking properly care of them, she slowly was going through the...
    FashionQueen86 FashionQueen86
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2015

    Why does a writer try

    so hard to communicate? I don't mean the writers who are famous and prosperous. I mean all those others who keep trying to get into touch, get into print, that is. Here I am, one of the ones I mean, writing this, wondering who will ever read it or if it will ever matter that I...
    inthemood3 inthemood3
    18-21, M
    Nov 9, 2015

    I Know A Lot About Sex. So What?

    Since I was a little girl I've been exposed to sex, in an educational way. My father would always talk to us about how we shouldn't do this and that because it would lead to this and that. Plus, I also grew up with liberated kids. Out of curiosity, my friends and I would like to...
    gb0485 gb0485
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 11, 2011

    All the bad things that happened to me would go

    away and I wouldn't feel so bad and scared in this lifetime.
    asert12345678 asert12345678
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 2, 2015

    Has anyone ever thought about some medical

    breakthrough that could blot out bad memories and keep the good? I have thought about this more than once. Wouldn't it be wonderful if surgeons could eliminate the part of the brain that holds bad memories?
    Sadie777 Sadie777
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Jan 17, 2016

    In fourth grade, I did a couple of regrettable

    things and I remember them once in a while. They aren't so bad anymore, but I still recall them every once in a while.
    MuertosMikaela MuertosMikaela
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2015

    I'm alone I know that.

    I hear the criticism in my daily life so much and the remarks and the words people say I hear everything but I come home to be with my family but than its like they all hurt me mentally and physical the words like knives and the punches and slaps like hurricanes. My world is...
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    2 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    I'd erase everything

    that I did wrong in my life and I'd be confident once I erase all of that :3
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    3 Responses Nov 1, 2015

    A Quick Cure For Ptst.

    To bad there is no quick cure for anything.  There really isnt a cure at all when it comes to the emotional stuff. If I had the power to erase the pain, guilt, and shame from my memories I cannot begin to imagine how much easier it would make my life.  Maybe I wouldnt...
    MsEnigma MsEnigma
    6 Responses Jun 25, 2010

    Soon things will change,

    and what used to be unusual in our life will become the new usual that we can accept. This is life and this is how we can survive....we might not forget what was the before memories but they will just become like a fairytale to keep you smile and move on, but the new usual will...
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    Mar 3, 2016
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