The premise of the video wasn’t particularly ground-breaking, and the author’s choice of inspirational background music is kind of silly.
But that’s not why I shared it.
I shared the video because it reminded me of something:
The other day, I did a new patient exam on 20-something-year-old female college student. After talking with her for a while, I learned that she had plans for medical school, and was spending her summer interning at NASA. (NBD, right?)
What was most interesting about our conversation is that after some routine small talk, she sort of randomly volunteered that she watches The Office on Netflix “on repeat.”
This was interesting, because I never really hear young people talking about The Office.
And what’s doubly interesting is that we watch it on repeat too!
Whenever the topic of TV comes up in conversations with other people, I invariably mention The Office. I can say that it is my favorite TV show of all time.
I’m not sure what exactly what makes it so enjoyable. But I know I’ve partially articulated it previously.
Here’s me a couple months ago:
But my subsequent viewings of The Office were more nuanced. Sure, the show is a comedy. There’s no changing that. But there are also some really heartfelt moments that sort of get glossed over the first time through.