Lego is life...OK, probably not, but I believe it could be argued that life is a little bit like Lego. Don't you think? Loads of little bits and pieces coming together to make up the whole. You see it right?
In life we spend the early years finding our feet so to speak, learning the basics of life, and as we get older we gain more knowledge and wisdom through experience, research, study and osmosis also I guess too. All of these elements come together, either at the one time, or at sporadic moments in life, to culminate in what is our life. So, yeah, it's a bit like Lego, at least in my Lego-obsessed mind anyway.
But it doesn't always go to plan does it?
Last night I was building part three of my latest Lego build and I made a small error early on...I'd placed two tiny parts in one hole instead of another...It was a minor error that went unnoticed until much later when I was attempting to connect a complicated sub-assembly into the prime mover; The instrument panel section as it turns out. Needless to say it didn't go well as I had to backtrack, disassemble over 50% of what I'd just assembled and rectify my error. Yes, I made up some new swear words but also learned a lesson...And had a late night.
And that's the thing isn't it? Learning lessons from life, concatenating all the little bits of life and applying them into the now-moments and future-moments then learning from them and duplicating the process with necessary amendments over and over.
Everything we do in our individual life can be considered life-bits and it's what we do with those bits that help define us personally, as part of the community and as a human being in general.
I'm not perfect, not one of us is, and like other people have before me I've failed to on-board valuable life-bits or place them in the appropriate spots, apply them effectively with future implications being the result. However I have always been good at recognising them, and my failures, and amending, adjusting and adapting even should that mean a little deconstruction in the process.
Life isn't easy, or straightforward, and certainly doesn't come with an instruction manual like Lego does...But even if it did we, (humans) would still be the flawed and imperfect creatures that we are...It's inevitable. But part of being human is cognitive thought and that allows us to evaluate ourselves and others and to make (hopefully) appropriate choices.
All we can do is own it. Own what? Well, life I guess and our mistakes, failures, oversights, poor behaviour, good behaviour, greed, hubris and any other life-bit that comes along...Evaluate, amend and adapt then move forward...Just like I did with my Lego last night.
So yeah, life is like Lego. How's yours looking?
Tomorrow isn't promised - Design and create your ideal life, don't live it by default
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