Just finished watching documentary "Memory Hackers" on Netflix. Scientifically valid that memory can be 'manipulated', proven from one experiment about false memory which the participants were pursued to believe they committed to crime. And they did.
Also, drugs can turn off our fear 'button' in our mind so we're no longer afraid of something. Arachnophobia --fear of spider-- for example.
But as much as I begin to realize how fucked up our memory is, I still believe that remembering is beautiful thing. It might not be precise, but precious. Like quote from the documentary that said:
"Maybe we have a misconception of what the purpose of memory is. We think of it more as an accurate recording of past experiences as opposed to a creative process of combining our experiences over time"