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.