“We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they’re called memories. Some take us forward, they’re called dreams.”
If I could delete a memory, would I ?
Of course on my PC I would, but if we are talking of deeper philosophies of life.
Delete seems such a harsh word; erase is a more gentle synonym.
Like Luis Miguel notices, we all wish we could erase some dark times in our lives. But all of life’s experiences, bad and good make you who you are. Erasing any of life’s experience would a great mistake.
But the past is a great place and I don’t want to erase it or to regret it, but I don’t want to be its prisoner either.
Lewis B. Smedes suggests, forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.
Nothing is really as real a dream. The world can change round us, but our dream does not. Responsibilities need not erase it. Duties need not obscure it. Because dream is within us and no one can take it away.
In retrospect “Amnesia” is when the memory is deleted due to external stimuli and “Alzheimer’s” is deletion of memory bank overload. “Hypnotized” is when someone deliberately deletes a memory.”Mesmerizer” when the deleted memory is replaced with another one.