Blog-mas #4

Documentaries. No this isn’t Christmas related, but don’t you worry, I’ll make my next post about the holidays!

From cultural to religious, mental health to medical anomalies, learning bits about the worlds I don’t understand is fascinating. Yesterday I spent a better part of my evening watching UK documentaries on YouTube. Why UK? I’m not sure. In some ways I feel it’s more raw and to the point and I like that. Once I watch one, I binge another 3-4 immediately after. I watched one last night regarding “Benjamin Button” disease. It’s actually called Leukodystrophy, a condition that affects neurological functions. The documentary followed to older siblings who found out they had it late in life. The next one I watched were about identical quadruplets. It wasn’t extremely interesting, though I did enjoy it quite a bit. The last one I watched was about people who can’t forget. Super human memories that are able to recall the specific day of the week if given a random date. Ones that can recall what the weather was like or a few specific things that happen on those same dates. Call me a nerd if you want, but I was fascinated by this. I don’t know if I’d consider it a blessing or a curse. If I could recall the specific details of an argument, I’d win them all lol. If I could never forget some specific tragedies, I’d be miserable. As I’m writing this, I’m thinking “what sort of things I could accomplish with a super memory”. Well, I would have graduated college to start. I wouldn’t have to re-read my books in the series I’m writing to make sure there aren’t any plot holes. Though I may never have started writing because I would be in another field with that sort of memory.

Check out some documentaries if you find time. Perhaps you can comment an interesting documentary, I’d love to check it out.

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