Thursday, October 18, 2007

Life is not a box of chocolates.

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"Life is like a box of chocolates." Everyone probably knows the famous line by Tom Hanks from the movie Forrest Gump. However I have a different view. Life is not always a box of chocolates. It's not always full of surprises. Life is not always sweet, and tasty and good that somehow you may not want to savor it over and over and over again. Most of the time it's full of dissapointment, and anguish and hatred. All the things that make life sour.

Happiness is a hard-earned commodity in life. Sometimes you would find your luck, most of the time you won't. Life is not here for us to enjoy. Life is work and survival for us to continue living. For most of us then, life is like a box of sour grapes, and rotten eggs and spoiled cookies.

I wonder then how Forrest Gump came out with such an idea that life is like a box of chocolates. How is he different to us? And I came out with the very obvious answer. Forrest has a different outlook in life than most of us. He always think positively. He always think that everything will turn out the best, not good but best. He is very optimist on all the things that he do. Even when there's a storm, he is determined to have a good catch of shrimps. He thinks that a man without legs can be as rich as Bill Gates or perhaps even richer.

Forrest Gump has these: positive outlook, sheer determination and ignorance. Yup, he simply ignores all the things that put him down. He doesn't know failure. His total ignorance of all the bad things makes him invulnerable to failure. He is not focused on his success alone but on his will to succeed. Success comes in later.

If we can immitate his very positive outlook, then we can enjoy life so much we want to savor it again and again and again. If we are so determined to achieve what we want, there's a greater chance for us to win our long-sought happiness and success. And in the end, we'll realize that "Life is like a box of chocolates." afterall.


Tina Su - Think Simple. Be Decisive said...

Inspiring. Great Post!

Love & Gratitude,
Think Simple. Be Decisive.

rouel said...

Thanks a lot. It feels good to know that my work is being appreciated. It's my first article to be approved by Ezine by the way. Feel free to visit again Tina, thanks.

Raqinah said...

yup, inspiring. =)

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