“Life would be a lot easier if conversations were rewindable and erasable, like videos. Or if you could instruct people to disregard what you just said, like in a courtroom.” p. 53-54 Confessions of a Shopahlic Sohie Kinsella
This book is the funniest thing I’ve come across in a while. And apart from seeing some rationalisations I have made for buying stuff in it, that quote brought me back to something I’ve always thought about people and experiences.
What if you could just discontinue some of your acquaintances by instructing nature that these relationships no longer exist? That would be great. Of course it would mean that we wouldn’t be hiding from anyone in public, or be embarrassed about any experiences because we would all forget that they ever happened. I know, guilt and all those other essentials of the human experience would be gone. Maybe it would all be boring. No drama.
But it would also mean that some burdens that accompany some relationships would be gone. Forever. No more flimsy excuses why you can’t do something. No more pretending you’re actually interested in what they’re talking about. No more laughing when the joke is just wrong.
And importantly, you wouldn’t have to spend time debating your choice of friends and associates or the value of a relationship. Because you could just forget all about it when you want to.
But I also wonder how we get to the point of deciding that some relationships aren’t worth it anymore. And, in reality, what do you do when you make the realisation? Do we continue out of fear or simple cyaan bodda? Or we endure a ton of drama and end it only to feel bad in the end
Or maybe, in this world of striking things from the record, there could be ‘Recall’ button as well, for if we change our minds about forgetting the whole thing.
I don’t know. But, if it could happen for panties…