Three Identical Strangers

I hate documentaries and I don’t know why. Is it because they are all depressing stories about people who died tragically while suffering from an extensive mental illness?

Perhaps.

Maybe its because I am too empathic (is that a word?) and take on the thoughts and feelings of the person the story is happening to. It could also be a combination of self-reflection of my own life and how fleeting life really is, I don’t know.

However, I decided to watch Three Identical Strangers today. I’d seen posters for it at my local theatres, was intrigued but never sat down to watch it (even though I had Movie Pass at the time). So when it appeared on a site that shall not be named, I decided to watch it.

Boy, was I in for a surprise.
First of all, I didn’t know it was a documentary.
But I was committed after all, how bad could a documentary about triplets separated at birth be?

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This documentary takes you through the reunion of three boys who were separated at birth, and the reason why they were split up into three homes. It was well put together, I’ll give them that, but (I won’t spoil it for those of you who haven’t seen it) it took a really dark turn that really has me questioning the depravity of humans.

With the news constantly churning out stories of people shooting innocent groups of people, fires, wars, it’s just too much sometimes to find out how evil people can be towards other human beings. Why do we feel the need to hurt other people so much?

I will never understand.

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Lessons in Relationships

Have you ever gotten to know someone who made you literally question everything about yourself as a person? I have, in my short twenty-seven years of life, met TWO such people in a very short span of time; and I don’t know what to do with myself anymore.

Who am I?

I would consider myself a very passionate, compassionate, sarcastic, outspoken, twenty-something college student, who loves animals with every fiber of her being.

Most of my close friends would probably agree with that assessment of me as a person in general

However, my romantic relationships of late have shown me another side, and one that I’m completely unsure of.

Relationships aren’t my strong suit to be honest. I’m a commitment phobe, I feel boxed in, insecure, pressured and they’re generally something I’d prefer to avoid all together.

(Save for the right person of course! Love you sweetie! Whoever you are!) 

But at the same time I want one so bad!

So I find myself in situationships, that really leave us all scratching our heads – for one thing, where I’m finding these people, how are they so bad for me, (yet for some reason like me SO much) and why I have such a hard time disentangling myself from their clutches?

I have come to the conclusion, these events are placed in my life to teach me a few lessons.

1.) Don’t date in East TN

2.) Don’t date outside of East TN

3.) DON’T DATE ANYONE PERIOD

haha jk kidding 🙂 

And also, this is who you are in a relationship situation Erin. IMPROVE YOURSELF. 

This past year has been very, enlightening – and while I’m sorry for those I had to learn from, I’m also thankful that you gave me the opportunity to learn these things.

Such as, learning how to express myself clearly, learning how to give compliments, learning which personalities I get along better with in a romantic situation.

I’ve also learned loneliness is the wrong reason to enter into any sort of ‘thing’ with another person. I knew this, don’t get me wrong, but I didn’t KNOW this. But it took actually going through this, realizing I was solely hanging out with someone simply because I was avoiding being alone was sobering and unfair to them.

Sure I don’t know if a husband, white picket fence and two.five dogs are in my near future, but I’m damn sure going to ready when he arrives.

(probably won’t, but the intentions are there amirite?)