Life shouldn’t be a zero-sum game, but how do we make sure it wouldn’t? Sometimes we stumble upon a big zero dwindling either side of an infinite axis aka experience. We will never realize on which side we might land but we may always choose to be optimistic. However, the moot is, our experience is so dynamic that we never realize that the goal post had already been shifted forcing us to recalibrate our vision. Taking control of the circumstances that lead up to change is far-fetched. Instead, we can make our experiences richer by simply not stumbling upon a zero rather embracing the things with open eyes per se senses.

Undoubtedly, 2021 was very painful for most of us. It etched some deep wound that is hard to heal. Even though we weathered the storm gallantly but it took the most from us; be it physical or mental. The almost gone year taught us very tough lessons from bizarre experiences which cornered us vehemently. It relentlessly made us aware of our deepest fear leaving us in mental agony with our futile efforts to get life back on track. To some it went far in smashing ruthlessly with the biggest truth of life; that it goes on, no matter what. So either you accept it wholeheartedly or get bogged down. I personally came across a situation that made me realize that sometimes giving up a good fight is not losing. It’s a naive effort of our soul to move on and open up to daunting or never done before activities to find peace and joy.

Now, when I retrospect on how few situations transpired in such a manner and how I could have handled it differently, my own limitations or hardwired beliefs surfaced. I randomly picked up “The Great Mental Models Volume 1: General Thinking Concepts” by Shane Parrish and it indeed refined my understanding. The book broadly talks about Occam’s razor principle which states that “a simpler explanation or solution to the problem is more likely to be correct than a complicated one.” However, on mulling over the facts, I found the simpler solution although the correct one but it’s tough to act. And then the principle of acceptance comes in when you have to just live the moment irrespective of the outcome.