Sherlock Holmes Syndrome


So I watched a couple episodes of Elementary the other day and I officially have Sherlock Holms syndrome now. What is that you ask? It’s when you decide that you are now a brilliant genius and the random things that you are just noticing now have great meaning. Such as when you get an eerie feeling and think someone’s coming, and low and behold they are coming, it was because you were able to pick up on clues that were so minuet even you don’t know what they were, not pure luck like you would have previously thought.  Also when you can’t find your phone and you’ve searched everywhere for it, only for it to have been in an obvious place, it wasn’t you missing the obvious, someone had to have moved it and you are now observant enough to have noticed it’s misplacement.

It’s amazing how significantly stories and shows impact our mental state. We absorb everything like sponges, and assume that we can be as extravagant as our idols, but in reality we are normal. I can’t remember how many times I have heard someone talk about medicine only to be questioned and admit they learned it off House…they are actually an IT specialist or whatnot and have no real medical training.

I want to do an experiment one day, I have always wanted to write a book about someone who can predict the future with reasonable accuracy, so I want to write it and  do surveys after everyone reads the book to see how many people think they have some ungodly ability to predict the future that they didn’t realize until they had read my amazing book. I bet you at least half would suddenly become psychic.


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7 responses to “Sherlock Holmes Syndrome

  • LindaGHill

    I’m psychic just reading your post! Haha!
    But you’re right. It’s amazing how a tiny bit of knowledge can make us an expert these days. I just don’t know what to blame it on. :p

  • MishaBurnett

    I would like to point out that reading Hunter Thompson’s “Hell’s Angels” will NOT give you the ability to ride a motorcycle while blind staggering drunk. Alas, I do know this from direct experience.

  • Zee

    Haha! This is very true – it takes me back to my Dexter-watching phase. Being in the head of a serial killer, no matter how well their morals are developed, is NOT a good thing. Sherlock Holmes on the other hand… perhaps 🙂

  • draliman

    Ha, coincidentally I’m an IT specialist and after having watched practically every episode of Casualty, Holby City, ER, House and St Elsewhere I am firmly convinced I could easily put in a chest drain or repair a heart valve. It’s just cutting and sewing, right? 🙂

  • indiereadergirl0329

    Very funny post. I definitely agree with you. If the world ends, or vampires take over, I will still not know what to do. All those other hardcore dystopian lovers will probably also fail at surviving.

    Now, if I wanted to be a CSI, I am definitely prepared. Grissom taught me well.

  • Kate is

    LOL I can so relate. I watched the first session and I was an instant detective. Anyone lost anything?

  • reocochran

    I love the show and PBS’s Sherlock when it is on, It has a computer nerd Watson and Sherlock is really good with his deductions! Enjoy all sleuth shows… I wrote one about the nostalgic cop shows calling it “Gumshoes’ Nostalgia” on my blog…

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