Where wild minds come to rest
The concept in the film Total Recall where people can implant pleasant memories and have it feel real, hits a lot closer to home for us than it does other viewers. While watching this movie, I asked myself if I was able to do that would I? The answer was yes. Why wouldn't I want false happy memories as oppose to depressing real ones? As I kept watching Total Recall, I started to realize...I already do this. With daydreaming. We are able to do something almost exactly described in a science fiction, futuristic film. Even though the plot takes an action/adventure/mysterious turn, the concept of false memories is still incredibly relatable to all MDDers. I still feel MDD is a complete burden to my life, for a moment I thought it would be nice to decide to have false memories. But I already do. In another film such as Eternal Sunshine Of the Spotless Mind, there's an idea of erasing negative memories. Which in theory, sounds ideal for everyone. But with everything there is a price to pay. Like it or not, our painful experiences have made us who we are. For me personally, I hate who I am, With my life experiences I turned to MDD. So im wondering how do you all feel about these concepts in films? Implanting fake memories and erasing bad real ones? Could it be possible that these writers know a thing or two about people like us?