One of my favorite movies of all time is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
If you’re a Millennial who has ever been artsy and/or angsty at any point in your life, you’ve probably at least seen it. It’s a sort of parable about the pain of remembering the love you lost, but how in the end, it’s really better to remember it all anyway, because that’s how you know you’re alive.
That’s what I was thinking of as I scrolled through this Reddit thread:
So, Sunshine‘s message aside, what would you delete if you could? Let’s find out what the internet thinks.
1. Reality vs reality.
Memories of reality shows I’ve watched.
All memories of being bullied and picked on as a child.
2. When you have VERY exclusive tastes.
Everything but fine dining and breathing.
3. It can get better.
Yeah, I think I can safely delete about 8 years from the late 90’s to about 2006 when I was a drug addict.
That was just a never ending series of cringe that to this day a random (horrible) memory will pop into my head and I get embarrassed/remorseful/horrified all over again.
I have to physically try and make myself stop thinking about it. Of course, the harder I try the more it’s there ¯\(ツ)/¯
4. The ultimate burn.
All “yo Momma” jokes so I can make place for yo Momma.
5. The man knows his priorities.
The spank bank is staying everything else can be deleted.
6. Cache me if you can.
I’d delete my entire cache of childhood memories up until age 16.
7. Screw education, I guess?
I need to delete all bullsh*t school taught us to make space for memes
8. Dude, see a doctor.
Every time I farted, should free up about half
9. Choose your own way.
When I was studying for medical school I lost my mental road maps of the town I grew up in.
Wasn’t using them. They got written over.
It was weird when I visited and couldn’t find my way around.
10. To live it all over again…
My memories of the main campaign of some good video games… so that I can play it again, and walk through it like the first time ever.
11. What keeps you up at night?
All of those awkward moments you think of when you’re trying to go to sleep.
12. Spice up your life!
I could probably do without the lyrics to the entire Spice Girls back catalogue.
13. This program IS an error.
14. Seriously, 100 GB, wtf?
Call of duty warzone, should free up at least half of it
15. I need a location…
My fear of wicker furniture, my desire to play the trumpet, my tentative plans to purchase a hat, and six years of improv workshops.
Not sure what I would erase if given the chance. Would probably consult a therapist about it, have tons of anxiety about the decision, and then just decide to say screw it and go back to bed to remember stuff.
What about you? What would you delete?
Tell us in the comments.