People say life is a circle. You end up where you start from. You get what you give. It is a symbiotic relation. I think a bit differently. I consider life to be a decagon. And each side of the decagon is a digit, zero through nine. Our wishes, wants, lives, deaths, everything, revolves around this. No, this is no numerology. But if I am able to put through what I mean, I think you will start seeing it as I do. Zero through nine. Small to big. Back to small. Get bigger again. The smallest of the biggest. The biggest of the smallest. Each line spurs a thought in your mind, just like it did when I wrote them. It is all relative. Back to the concept I always keep talking about. Relativity.
But that is not what’s really important. Important here is to know the ten phases, and that they are not sequential, but rather spiral. Ever heard of the spiral model of software development life cycle? You might not have, but that is somewhat based on the same lines. You keep doing the same thing, repeatedly, again and again and again. Agility. Great people have come and gone, and they have said, “Once is a mistake, twice is foolish.” Their saying is wrong on so many levels I cannot even begin to describe. Don’t we keep repeating the same mistakes always? Just because they are not exactly same and not in the exact same context, we think we have done a new mistake, but in the end it is all the same. You make a mistake in a code, it crashes. You make a mistake with your girl, your date crashes. You make a mistake and be rude to your children, your fatherhood crashes. Crashing. One of those things that we have always tried to overcome, and haven’t been successful yet.
“Decagon” is a series of ten posts. Zero through nine. And though they will talk about various different things, the unifying theme is the same. Life. And the way everything sums up to the same. You add three and two and seven, or you add seven and three and two, it is the same. However you live it, whichever path you choose, at the end, we will all die the same. So stop thinking so much, stop worrying about your day, live your life and own it. Don’t let your boss own your life, don’t let your emotions and sentiments own your life, because when all is said and done, the only one responsible for how you’ve lived, is you.
I hope you enjoy the new series “Decagon” and find it to be something that you can always come back and relate to, however you are living, be it rich, poor, happy, sad, turmoil, relaxed, impatient, cool, angry, upset, depressed, elated, however. It doesn’t really matter, because emotion is a state of the mind, and there is much more to your life than just that stupid silly mind. Have fun!