Whether it’s in your head or on paper, everybody has a bucket list of things they want to do or accomplish. But what about a list of things you want to know; a list of questions that you hope scientists and researchers will have the answer to by the time you die? This writing prompt forced me to evaluate those things. Here are the 5 things I want to know/learn:
1. I want to know how it feels to be in love.
Now let me clarify, I want to know how it feels to be in love with someone who loves me back—I’ve already experienced unrequited love. I hope that I will one day be able to find a person I can call my soul mate. I don’t know if I believe in fate, but I believe that if you work hard enough you can create your destiny.
2. I want to learn how to skateboard.
I have tried getting on a skateboard many times,
but I can’t seem to muster the courage to ride down a hill. My greatest skateboarding accomplishment so far is learning how to move slowly on flat land without help.
3. I want to learn how to French Braid my hair.
I have tried doing a French Braid on myself countless times. I’ve tried it with straight hair, curly hair, wavy hair and wet hair—but nothing seems to work. I think I need to practice on other people before I can master this braid on myself.
4. I want to know if responsibility ever gets easier to handle.
Being responsible for an object, a person, an idea or even this blog is a hard task. Having authority over the safety of anything is frightening. For now I live in limbo between ignoring my responsibilities and being overwhelmed by them—maybe one day that will change.
5. I want to know what causes Autism.
I know many people who are disabled. Frequently disabilities are caused by birth defects, but that isn’t the case with Autism. More and more cases of Autism appear each day and the rate of babies born with Autism has been growing since the 1950s. Nobody knows what has triggered this dramatic increase.The Autism Spectrum is a very diverse thing. Some people can communicate and function normally in society but they have trouble keeping up with their classmates in school. Others need guidance 24/7 because they can’t communicate and become violent when they are frustrated. Most people develop Autism after birth. They show no sign of abnormality: their brains are healthy, their bodily development is perfect—but once they begin having to communicate—the Autism will reveal itself. Other people develop Autism if they have brain damage. There are many theories to how a person develops Autism after being born perfectly healthy.