We watched 50 First Dates last weekend.
It’s the one where Adam Sandler gives up chasing all the women to chase one (Drew Barrymore) who will never remember him for more than an afternoon — because she has anterograde amnesia.
Drew can’t remember a single day since her memory was damaged.
She does the same thing every day because to her, no time has passed since her accident (more than a year ago).
And she’s totally happy living that day again and again.
About halfway through, my friend asks: What if she’d gone to the gym instead of the waffle house that day?
She’d be absolutely ripped!
What if she’d played a game of chess or meditated? Imagine how good she’d be after 2, 5, 10 years of doing a crossword for 10 minutes a day.
And what about if she got drunk? Or actually ate the waffles instead of playing with them?
I’m not so sure Adam would’ve fallen for her.
It’s funny to think about, but this type of amnesia can happen to anyone.
You could bang your head on a cupboard one day and: bam—Groundhog day.
So — what would you want to do for eternity, even if you didn’t know it?
And what would that day do for you?
Mind your head!