Is Our Identity Linked to Memory?
If so, then The Haitian character on Heroes has the ability to completely erase entire or selected memories from anyone he wishes- with a mere touch.
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Questions for consideration:
An interesting question, and one I've thought about before. I don't seem to be able to come to a conclusion, though! On the one hand, it makes sense to think that our identity is a direct result of our experiences, and our memories of those experiences. This would indicate that if we were to wipe out the memories, an individual could become a "blank slate". Some part of me balks at this idea, though, and I'm not sure why. Maybe because I just can't imagine existing, even for a moment, without memory? It's something to keep thinking about, for sure.
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Nathan Key likes to think about faith and philosophy and talk about it with others. He lives with his family in New Hampshire. He doesn't always refer to himself in the third person.