(Closed) Discussion Question About Memories

posted 8 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Would you rather .....
    lose all of your old memories : (11 votes)
    69 %
    never be able to make new ones : (5 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
    684 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

      I have to say lost all of my old memories because I am so young that I havn’t really “lived” life so far. I would hate it because this would mean I would lose the birth of my first son and my wedding. I have tons of pictures of both but I would rather give up those memories in order to remember every anniversary with my husband, my son getting married and having is own children, becoming a grandparent, and the birth of my up coming baby.

     I would pretty much rather lose 21 years of memories then the next 70 (hopefully!) years worth.

    Post # 4
    10366 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I’d rather lose all of my old memories, as long as it didn’t impact me being able to work. If I didn’t remember any science, i’d be pretty screwed! But, I have to say – most of my childhood is not something I remember anyway, and I have extensive photos and photobooks/videos of the last 10 years or so. I’d be in pretty good shape. I have a lot of adventures yet to come – i’d want to be able to remember them!

    Post # 6
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I saw a documentary a few years ago about a guy who was uanble to form new memories.  It was incredibly sad.  If I remember correctly, he eventually had to live with a caretaker.  Every time his wife visited, she had to reintroduce herself multiple times.  He didn’t remember that he had children.  Very sad…

    Edit: he was unable to remember old information AND he couldn’t form new memories.  Either way, it was sad. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clive_Wearing

    Post # 7
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Would I still be who I am today if I had no memories? What if I didn’t remember the reasons I fell in love with Darling Husband, would we still be together?

    But I guess since I have so much of my life ahead of me I want be able to make new memories with my Darling Husband and future kids, grandkids, etc.

    Post # 8
    11325 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I would definitely rather lose the old. Not being able to create a new memory? I mean my life would basically stop right? I’d rather lose everything that came before to have a future. 

    Post # 11
    767 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    As much as I love all my memories and make photobooks and scrapbooks and look through old photos, I’d rather lose all my old memories. I am only in my twenties right now, and don’t have any children. I can’t imagine not being able to remember my FH (because he has changed and I don’t recognize him) or my children’s faces. I cherish my past and all my great memories with my family and friends, but I’d rather lose all that for a opportunity to remember the rest of my life. 

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