Though we are all alive, life is still a mystery to all of us. Why do we get into particular situations? Why isn’t my life same as that of my best friend? Is there someone like me alive somewhere in a distant celestial body? Strange questions are they.
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A friend of mine (named Anshul, one of the most influential people of my life) had once shared his views with me regarding life. He sometimes fancies life as a video game full of several locked levels. Sometimes you stand at a position from where there are several possibilities to be unfurled. The level we land into depends upon our decisions and choices. His theory or I may say conception kind of excites me. If life is the most complicated game ever designed then how may I play all the levels before I die? Is it necessary to walk one way?
I recently had seen the movie named ‘Mr. Nobody’. The movie plays before us the imagination of a nine year old kid. Sometimes you are confronted with two lanes, each of which is so dear to you that you feel unable to choose one out of them. There gets divided the possibilities of lives… two levels yet to be unlocked. I see life as the hierarchical Data Structure called tree where the first most element (possibility) is the root node and hence follows the children trees from it. The root node is the stage of life when everything is likely. Gradually, when we grow taking up new choices, several possibilities gets killed every time. Alas! You could traverse through only a single branch of the tree.
One of the lines in the movie which struck so hard in my mind is- “As long as you don’t choose, everything remains possible.” What we know is that we can’t be at more than one place at the same time i.e. we are bound to make choices. But is there something we can call feasible or viable or maybe something i.e. not feasible or not viable?
Below I share a video clip from the movie-
“In Chess it’s called ‘Zugzwang’, when the only viable move is not to move. “ 🙂