The Eye

@tessah (6621)
United States
July 23, 2008 2:36pm CST
having watched this movie twice now.. its got me thinking as to whether or not i should or shouldnt be an organ donor. while the movie is a work of fiction.. it is based upon a phenomenon called cellular memory. it is well documented that some recipients take on some characteristics of their donor. in this movie.. the main character Sydney, portrayed very well btw by Jessica Alba, recieves new eyes from a woman who was a seer, and then travels along her experiences of suddenly seeing things that arent "real". now ive spent the better part of my adult life struggling with my own "gifts" ;coughs; and abilities. learning to hone, fine tune, control and ultimately accept and use with purpose that which ive been given. its been a difficult journey to say the least.. and i still have my own problems with it at times. what would happen to an unsuspecting person who winds up with bits and peices of me? should i attach some sort of warning label onto said bits and peices for the recipient(s)? a sort of users manual of how to deal, cope.. use.. should they themselves wind up with what i have by getting a part of my anatomy as their own? or should i discard my organ donor status altogether?
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@scammerwear (1433)
• Singapore
23 Jul 08
I remember how uncomfortable that movie made me, there are somethings you "see" that you never want to remember, no? *shivers* *cough* As far as I understand them, 'gifts' and 'abilities' are accessible to the average person. The difference is being born with it more pronounced or being trained to access them. I've personally not met anyone who have them and not have something to learn from them. "Upper management" seem to keep a pretty close eye on the matter. Besides, if they screw up badly this time, they'll just end up "resetting" and trying again =x (That's what my mentors told me when I got my first... not kidding)
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• Singapore
23 Jul 08
Upper management (lol, I love it too!) can be very cruel in their training program. Someone once explained to me that its "tough love", they don't view our existence as one lifetime, but the whole full cycle. Failing for a few lifetimes is less then a blink of an eye for them, its more important to get it right at the end. Perhaps that's where we can help, educating, training and supporting the less experienced practitioners. As much as I dread the "holier-then-thy" problems we get when a group of us come together, having some form of close communication with folks who share the same experience will greatly reduce body count. Hmm, I seem to be going a little off topic... Sorry about that. I still believe that if they will get it, they will, transplant or not. All we really can do is sigh, get off our lazy bottoms, and flatly ask "What now?", when they come screaming... (damn, I'm starting to sound like the folks who trained me ain't I?)
@tessah (6621)
• United States
23 Jul 08
didnt have a "trainer" other than myself, and ocaisionally a random friend would give pointers or at the very least, confirm my sanity. i learned to deal and roll with it as best i could and went insane for a little while. while id get lots of the "you need to blah" or "you should whatver.." no one was ever really forthcoming with the HOW of it all, and left me to scramble on my own. so now, i make a point of passing along the knowledge ive gained by experience alone to others who have similar "problems" and arent finding anywhere to turn.. but do not use the term "teacher" or "trainer" or the worse.. "master" in regards to me. i dont like the titles.. in fact the only formal "teachers" (those who would put themselves up on their self made pedestles) ive ever had, went mad themselves with their lack of eptitude. im no different than anyone else in handling this.. ive just had longer to deal and have gained a higher tolerance.
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• Singapore
23 Jul 08
Life is our one true teacher, everyone else just happen to illustrate her point. To be honest, my uh.. folks who taught me stuff, disappeared on me soon after they found me too much a handful. It was an "interesting experience" (I will not be bitter! I will not be bitter!) to be left in the wild with random "things" turning on and off. I still refer to them as mentors, since some of the crap... I meant stuff they said, did make sense in the end... For a while I tried to teach too, before I realized that I don't know enough too. So I stopped, and tried to learn more. That was when I understood that you can't teach anyone anything. You only point in a general direction and let them find their own way.
@twallace (2675)
• United States
23 Jul 08
eye see - the eye see
That was a really good movie. Funny thing there was another movie just like that one but made in a Japanese version and it was not so bad. Just had to read the subtitles. That was the first time that I have heard of cellular memory. Yet the girl had a gift of seeing things before they happen and she ended up with the gift from having her eyes. If one decides to be a donor the person receiving the organ would either keep it and work with the gift. Or do just like she did in the movie have it removed cause it was to much to deal with. That would be totally up to the patient that is receiving the organs. What would you do?
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• Singapore
23 Jul 08
The original was actually a Hongkong and Singapore joined production. Hollywood bought the rights and made a western version of it a few years later (The original is better, without a doubt). Its rumored to be based on a true Thailand story, but no solid proof has surfaced.
• Indonesia
24 Jul 08
Have you seen the japan version? I think it's way more scary than the Jessica Alba version, well, my opinion only, maybe because I've watched the Japan version, the JA version is more predictable. Anyway, on the donor thing, I would love to be an organ donor, if only I knew how to be one in my country. I don't really know about the cellular memory thingy like in the movie, but I guess it's possible. Happy mylotting and have a nice day!
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@gemini_rose (16194)
23 Jul 08
If you are going to be an organ donor then I would definately recommend you writing a users manual, my goodness they would not know what had hit them, neither would their family LOL But you know, they would not do too badly having a piece of you in them, I think that they could learn a lot from you! I am not an organ donor, I have nothing in writing, this is because I am a strange girl and believe I would be tempting fate to do so. But, having said that, I have told my hubby that if it comes to it then he is to tell the hospital to take what they need.
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@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
24 Jul 08
Warnings or manuals? For what? The Eye was a movie... a mooooooovie.
@tessah (6621)
• United States
24 Jul 08
im well aware that The Eye was a MOVIE.. but it is based on cellular memoryyyyyyyyy cellular memoryyyyyyyyy which is quite real thank you http://www.med.unc.edu/wellness/main/links/cellular%20memory.htm
@MrNiceGuy (4147)
• United States
25 Jul 08
cellular memory, not "Seeing" powers or anything beyond anatomy. Muscle cell memory would be like having good form while shooting a basketball or something.
@tessah (6621)
• United States
29 Jul 08
actually do some research on the subject before you state things you are so obviously ignorant about
• United States
24 Jul 08
Interesting discussion. I am not sure that your gifts themselves would be retained in the memories from your organs, as, to me anyway, those are part of your essence. BUT...that said, my ex father in law had a heart transplant years ago. Before the transplant he was a man of VERY few words...to the point that if you didn't know him you'd think he didn't like you. He hated fast food. After the transplant, he talked - nonstop sometimes - and picked up a yearning for french fries. The donor? A 22 year old female. I have always wondered if she liked french fries. ;)
@tessah (6621)
• United States
24 Jul 08
really tho.. arent all personal characteristics of a person part of their essence? be it gifts of a 6th sense sort.. or the love of french fries
• United States
24 Jul 08
I never said that either one was anything different. I said "BUT...that said..." ;)
• United States
4 Mar 09
hell i never even thought about that! i mean i have heard of the cellular memory a lot but i never thought about my psychic crap plaguing some one that receives a piece of me.. hmm..
@tessah (6621)
• United States
5 Mar 09
frightening concept aint it?
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
8 Apr 09
Well, I am sure that being a organ donor is a remarkable thing to be. I haven't watched the movie yet but now I want to. It seems We should all write down bits and pieces about ourselves to share with the one who receives our organs. It cold be helpful and insightful into who you were and what you still expect. You could even wish your organs to a person that doesn't smoke or drink if yo don't. It should be a right anyhow.So I say go ahead write the users manual you want them to have about you and what you want. It just makes things simpler in the end and make it easier to understand things..
@sylvia13 (1851)
• Nelson Bay, Australia
24 Jul 08
Gee, it would be interesting getting your eyes donated! I have never had any of the gifts you mention and of course one wonders whether those gifts would be included together with the donated eye!
@fxcash (105)
• Canada
24 Jul 08
Hi Tessah, I watched this movie as well and agree with your take on it, however, I do not think that you should decide not to donate your organs based on anything that you see in a movie, it has to be a decision that is made out of your personal love for yourself and for others, if you would feel good knowing that when you leave this mortal coil that you will be helping others by sharing the body parts that you no longer need than you should not anything influence you in this thinking as in my mind this is the greatest gift that science has allowed us to leave to others.
@celticeagle (120486)
• Boise, Idaho
24 Jul 08
Your gift is just that, a gift. If someone else should take on this gift then who is to say what they would experience. This is what I call fate. Better to have the eyes and what comes with them than not.
@littleowl (7157)
24 Jul 08
I wouldn't want to be a donor for the very reason you mentioned and is also a fact that someone would or may take the characteristics of the person also I wouldn't want to receive anything from a donor for the very same reasons-really at the end of the day it is your decision as to what you feel and think would be best for you to do wish I could be of more help..your friend littleowl
• Canada
23 Jul 08
Very interesting dilemma. Hmmm, let me see. I would attach a warning label, why not. Truth is always stranger than fiction. Don't NOT BE an organ donor because of it.