This funny thing called Life


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Sometimes I wonder about my life.

I wonder whether if I’d known the outcome of certain things beforehand, would it have changed the way I approached those situations? If I could go back and change a few significant events that occurred when I was a toddler and later a teen, would that have led to a different path for me? If I had not stayed in my past relationship as long as I had, would I have not carried so much baggage? If I had responded differently to some important people in my life, would my relationships be different? If I had caved in to pressures from others, would I have been a different person today?

Would my life have been better? Or would it have been worse?

I guess I will never really know.

Because in the end, this is not the whole picture. This is not my entire life.

These are just pieces of the puzzle.

And the only way they will make sense is once this life has ended.

“Life is like a jigsaw puzzle, you have to see the whole picture, then put it together piece by piece!”

― Terry McMillan,  A Day Late and a Dollar Short

 ***Inspired by the Write Tribe Wednesday Prompt with the above quote***

Until next time,



9 thoughts on “This funny thing called Life

  1. Mi says:

    funny funny thing…life! 😛

    Such a candid post…reminds me of steve jobs’ stanford speech, about connecting the dots backwards…

    At the end of it, it all makes sense!

  2. Kinmin says:

    Interesting post! I also speculate about if and how different life would have been if certain circumstances had been different. But yeah, I guess things will make sense in the end! Though it’s hard to not over-analyze, try to predict and plan and live with the uncertainties in life! Such is life I guess!

    P.S. On a different note, I replied to the email you sent me last week!
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  3. Eli says:

    What a nicely told post:-) interesting and fun to read… I also have thoughts like that- the “what if’s …”… but personally I try more to enjoy the moment here and now, whatever happened happened… It will turn out pretty great in the end anyway:-)
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  4. Jyothi Nair says:

    Oh yes! I don’t think we can ever see the complete picture of our life. That is why the prompt left me in a dilemma. I guess we just make up the picture with each piece of jigsaw we create in this life. :)
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  5. Kathy says:

    A lot to think about here. I always think that everything happens for a reason and is fate. Sure our choices may speed up or slow down the process but if whatever it is meant to be…it will happen regardless in its own good time. Thought provoking post.
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