"I would love to wake up next to you, in a tent somewhere in the woods."
Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors
Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias
Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research that may explain how phobias can develop. Scientists have long assumed that memories and learned experiences built up during a lifetime must be passed on by teaching later generations or through personal experience. However, new research has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, found that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations. The results may help to explain why people suffer from seemingly irrational phobias – it may be based on the inherited experiences of their ancestors. (via Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph)
HOLLA AT MY ANCESTORS FOR TEACHING ME THAT HEIGHTS AND BEES ARE BAD THINGS, Y’ALL WERE RIGHT YO
This is actually hilarious because I have an irrational fear of government buildings.
I pride myself in being a fantastic gift giver, so clearly, Christmas is my time to shine.
This year for Christmas, I wanted to make a brother something super freaking cool that he can use. He writes a lot of notes and lists and they kind of get scattered about, but note writing and writing down his goals is very important to him. He has a quote that he likes, “I’m trying to be a selfless person, because, in my heart, I know I’m a selfish person”. To him, it means you need to admit your faults before you can fix them. And him, being a former VERY selfish VERY arrogant man, it fits.
As an artist (and being crafty as fuck) I’m setting out to make him a bulletin board! No, not JUST a bulletin board, that’s boring! It’s going to be a CHALK board with this quote on it in the center, but still has room to write down notes, plans, ect. And if he writes lists down or whatever, It’s going to have a 3” wide cork board going all the way around it (similar look to a mat board). BUT IT GETS BETTER. The chalk board will also be MAGNETIC. So he can stick shit on that too!
The board is going to be 16x20, with a 3” cork perimeter, and crown moulding with high-gloss black paint. I’m so freaking excited to start!