Pill to erase bad memories: Ethical furore over drugs 'that threaten human identity' | Mail OnlineI'm wondering if such a thing would be self-defeating, if it went OTC or was even widely prescribed.
A drug which appears to erase painful memories has been developed by scientists.The astonishing treatment could help sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder and those whose lives are plagued by hurtful recurrent memories. But British experts said the breakthrough raises disturbing ethical questions about what makes us human.
Emotional pain is a GREAT teacher -- I'd even go out on a limb and say that it causes people to NOT repeat painful mistakes in relationships and eventually teaches them that what they WANT isn't necessarily what would make them happy, or would even be good for them in the long run.
So you take away the pain - how do you learn to avoid the pain? Or if you're the sort who gets remoresful, how do you learn to not cause the things you're sorry for in the first place?
Pop a pill - forget your ills....
No - I don't think I'll partake, thank you.