Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?

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Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?

sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
Just curious what you all would choose.

Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Lose all of my old memories
Robespierrethecat , joiedejouets , TJtheMadHatter , KinkyKatieJames , Llewey , Hummingbird , LovesAPoet , TdotY , gsfanatic , Pete's Princess , ViVix , snowminx , sunkissedJess , Hentialover , twelve13 , GONE! , TrulyLena , sunflower , SincerelyHers , .kaycat , sweisb4100 , shesFlawless
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Never be able to make new memories
Ringleader , TheirPet , alliegator , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , XxFallenAngelxX , Cosmonaut , twelve13 , js250 , Kallina , libbyv , ColeDaddy , Intrepid Niddering
12
Total votes: 34 (33 voters)
Poll is closed
05/07/2013
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edeneve edeneve
I need other, here.
05/07/2013
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
I was going to put other as an option, but I decided not to. I wanted people to choose one or the other.
05/07/2013
TheirPet TheirPet
I would hate to loose all my memories.
05/07/2013
Robespierrethecat Robespierrethecat
I would much rather lose my memories than not be able to create new ones.
05/07/2013
joiedejouets joiedejouets
I'd be okay with losing my memories.
05/07/2013
TJtheMadHatter TJtheMadHatter
I would rather lose my old memories. I've done some not so amazing things, and not the greatest childhood. As a mom of a toddler, I want to remember the future.
05/07/2013
KinkyKatieJames KinkyKatieJames
Since my past has more crappy memories than good ones, I would rather forget the past. I'm still young, so I could make new memories.
05/07/2013
alliegator alliegator
What a hard choice to imagine. I think I'd rather lost my memories, because then I'd have a better chance of a semi-normal life.
05/07/2013
Hummingbird Hummingbird
Lose the old ones, definitely lose the old ones, too much baggage I'd just want to forget.
05/07/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
Some of my old memories I would like to keep they were not all bad.
05/07/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Lose all my old, just means I'd have to work hard to start fresh
05/07/2013
Pete's Princess Pete's Princess
That is a great question. I would rather lose all my old memories. Not because they are so bad but because I would rather live in the future than in the past.
05/07/2013
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by sunkissedJess
Just curious what you all would choose.

Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
I'd wipe out the past and make better ones.
05/07/2013
snowminx snowminx
I would hate to never be able to remember anything in the present so I would pick to loose all my old ones.
05/07/2013
VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
This is very horrible. My memories of what I have experienced play such a HUGE role in who I am today, and how I think and behave. I would hate to lose that. But, I am marrying an amazing man this year and I don't want to never remember what our life is like together from now on. So, I'd have to lose my old ones.
05/07/2013
XxFallenAngelxX XxFallenAngelxX
This was hard to answer.
05/07/2013
Cosmonaut Cosmonaut
Never be able to make new ones.
05/08/2013
Hentialover Hentialover
Quote:
Originally posted by sunkissedJess
Just curious what you all would choose.

Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
Though I don't like the idea of either of these options, I am gonna go with losing my old memories, because at least with new ones, I have a future. Still, it would suck to lose everything I once had.
05/08/2013
twelve13 twelve13
Gah. I'm so indecisive. I'm kind of a pack-rat, so my first thought was I'd protect my current memories at all costs (I could be like H.M.!). But then I realized that I tend to obsessively dwell on the bad memories, so perhaps it would be good to have a fresh start.
05/08/2013
js250 js250
This was a very difficult question for me to answer. I lost many of my memories due to brain damage in a car accident a few years ago. It is pretty heartwrenching to listen to my daughter or husband talk about some of our good, meaningful times in the past and not be able to remember the feelings or events. I lost some of my bad memories as well, but this made me more vulnerable to repeat the mistakes and have to relearn a lesson already learned. One of the hardest things is to try to explain to someone that you have no memory of what they are talking about. They will treat you differently after that, almost like a child that does not understand...

I have raised my daughter, have a wonderful granddaughter and have pretty much come to terms with my relationship. I would rather not be able to make new memories, but have all my old ones back. They made me who I am today. When you lose some of your old memories, you also lose a part of who you are today. You get stuck in limbo--wondering who the hell you are and why you had to change.
05/08/2013
TrulyLena TrulyLena
I would rather lose all my old memories. There's too many things in life I haven't experienced yet.
05/08/2013
sunflower sunflower
Eh, just take them! Sounds like a fresh start. I read an article in Time or National Geographic about a man with a brain injury who couldn't make new memories past a day in 1960. I don't remember the whole article but I remember that on his own he couldn't remember if he ate breakfast once he got up, so he ate it again and again. It was actually terribly sad. Ever since having a brain injury that was fairly mild all things considered, I think that losing my mental capacity but more importantly losing who I am as a person is my biggest fear.
05/09/2013
SincerelyHers SincerelyHers
This is such a hard question!! I have to think about this before I answer....
05/09/2013
Kallina Kallina
I posted that I'd rather not be able to make new memories. I think if you lose your memories, it's almost as if you have lost who you fundamentally are. Sure I have stuff I'd like to not remember, like anyone, but there's so much that's happened that means so much to me.

I can't imagine what it would be like to not remember childhood or my wedding day or time spent and memories created with loved ones that are no longer with me. I can't imagine not remembering taking long walks with my grandfather as a kid or holding my mom's hand for the last time. Countless camping trips and sleepovers and heartbreaks and revelations as I've grown. If I lose all of that, what is left? Who am I?

What an interesting question!
05/09/2013
sunkissedJess sunkissedJess
A lot of you had some great explanations to why you chose your answer. It actually made me look at the situation a little different, second guessing my own answer.
05/10/2013
libbyv libbyv
Quote:
Originally posted by sunkissedJess
Just curious what you all would choose.

Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
i would rather never be able to make new ones
05/10/2013
shesFlawless shesFlawless
My childhood wasn't all that bad, but I'm still young, so I have to go with lose all my old memories. I'd Rather start all over instead if being stuck in the past. Tough one! Something to think about, great question!
05/13/2013
ColeDaddy ColeDaddy
tooooo many good times I don't want to forget.
05/14/2013
Intrepid Niddering Intrepid Niddering
I'd rather not be able to make any new ones. Sure, there are things that happened in my past that weren't so great, but I'd rather not forget them. I learnt so much from everything I've done. If all that was erased, I'd be back at the beginning, making the same mistakes again and again.
05/14/2013
Total posts: 30
Unique posters: 28