Can I Unknow You? – RHETORICS
Over the last couple of years, there is a question I have been asking without a response, can I unknow someone?
I have asked this of psychologists, psychiatrists, and other scientists. Does anyone know if it is possible?
Growing up, you are happy to make friends and acquaintances. You believe they will serve a purpose. But what if they never serve any purpose?
And when they do serve an initial purpose, what of those whose baggage, heartache and headache outweigh their benefits?
Then what of those who tick all the right boxes, until they no longer do?
The ones who were once awesome, but no longer serve any purpose. Friends that suddenly go negative and toxic. What are we supposed to do with them?
At what point do you start wishing you had never met someone? Or better yet, to just unknow them?
The friend that is never happy for you, in a hurry to minimize your achievements, that sees nothing you do as worthy of celebration. But want a round of applause for crossing the road. How can you remain friends with them?
What about those that will never share opportunities for growth and progress with you? Those that believe all of your advancement is thanks to luck, nepotism, favouritism, or you exchanging cash or sex for it? And how do you handle a friend who is constantly in a mental competition to upstage and unseat you?
If there was a pill to help you forget them, that you’ll wake up tomorrow morning with no memory of them, you’ll magically unknow them, will you take it?
What if it is a minor electric shock, will you be down for it?