July 22, 2008

It's a Wonderful Life...

First and foremost, I don't care if it's Christmas or not, everyone should watch this movie at least once. It's one of those movies that you have to go into with your whole heart, or you'll miss the entire moral of the story. I won't give the entire premise of the story away, but the general idea is that you should appreciate your life and realize the things you do, and have done, can change every one's lives(whether you know them or not).

It's amazing how that works in life, how everybody is inter-connected, linked together, and how we can help or hinder each other without even knowing.

But, I guess it can be pretty scary too, not knowing what things you may have caused to happen, once again without realizing it. It's bad enough sometimes knowing that you caused one thing or another, it's a whole other thing thinking about all the things you don't know you caused.

Every time you choose to go to the dairy department before the meat department at the grocery store, decide to buy a pair of jeans instead of going and looking at the movies, every little decision can change the whole world.

It may seem funny to think about, you can say "My life doesn't really matter", but when you start looking at all the little dots connecting every second of the day, the whole idea of any one life not being important is ludicrous.

I think it's this web of lives, decision, ideas, and different paths that make up what we think of as fate.

Think about this next time you decide to walk over to the canned food section of the grocery store, instead of the frozen food section. It's that kind of choice, the kind that we make constantly, that may decide if you live happily ever after or get hit by a truck.