I watch a lot of documentaries. Any subject matter will do – from history, art, war, science and so on, I am usually hard-pressed to find a subject I won’t enjoy. This post will be the first in a series of curated documentary recommendations. This edition is dedicated to the oddball. Documentary subjects that live sometimes mundane and sometimes magnificent lives. In any case, they are all completely unique in their own peculiar way. See the list (in order of importance) and watch some clips after the jump.
Whoever coined the phrase “the best years of our lives are not behind us” must have had a rough childhood. To think that anyone can be an optimist about growing old, being boring and in debt is delusional and wrong. Your best years are behind you. But like most ailments, it can be fixed.
The majority of us come into the world the same way with the same lack of perspective. Our views, opinions and habits are quickly formed by the people we know (parents, siblings, friends) and the way of the world at the time. As I have grown into my ‘conscious’ age through the 2000s, it’s a bit unnerving to see how much things have changed so rapidly over the last few years and how much technology has formed a negative influence on my life.