I remember when I first read about this drug, I was really happy, excited and curious. I tried finding more information about it, details, side effects, probability of success. You’d be surprised how many people were excited as much as I was, or maybe even more. Can you imagine the power of such a drug? I mean all those who have suffered from painful memories such as home violence, abuse, wars, etc, can you even begin to comprehend how getting rid of all those memories would be useful to their every day lives and their personal existence and personality?
On the other hand, some people objected to this drug’s effects. They reasoned that with the use of it, criminals, offenders and murderers will take this drug as a way out, an escape, from the guilt brought by their actions and crimes.
To be honest, I did not go that far with my thought, I just considered one thing: What will happen to all the good memories in between those painful and traumatic ones? What will happen to the things we learnt from those hurtful experiences? And how will the obliteration of those memories make a difference in who we are now and how we think?
What do you think? Would you encourage or discourage the use of such a drug?