Monday, August 24, 2009

LIFE is like a Game of TETRIS….

Tetris is one of my all time favorites… I can play it for hours….. And I started playing it when I was in class 4th… Since then I am into it…. That was the time when me and brothers used to fight for “My turn to play” and used to wait eagerly for the next turn……

Life changed so are we…We don’t fight for Tetris anymore nor for TV…. There was a time when we used to fight for TV remote… They used to hate discovery and random cartoons and I used to hate 24X7 sports channels….. They are into sports since they were in 4th standard…..

But yes there was something common in us and that was sports…. We used to play together and we had common friends…. We used to play every sport…. Whether it be cricket or football or kho kho or hide ‘n’ seek or whatever…..

Ahh… feeling nostalgic again…. Everything just flashbacked from childhood….. :) That was certainly the best time of my life :D

Coming back to Tetris…. While playing Tetris I was comparing it with life (it’s my natural inbuilt tendency… I just can’t stop thinking :P)…. Life and Tetris are quite similar… For instance in Tetris random blocks keeps on coming and we adjust them in our best way we can just like Life where different situations keeps on coming and we handle them in our best possible manner…. And just like the shapes of blocks the situations are also random and different in nature and design with their distinctive features and we need to fit/solve them accordingly…. When we adjust the blocks in the best manner we get extra points and in life we get best of results…. One more thing is you can never predict which block will be next or after that… it’s random without our will sometimes it is what we were looking for sometimes it’s not….. Same goes for life too…. We can’t predict what is coming our way next nor it’s always our wish but then life is a game we need to play in a best manner we can….. Sometimes things get messed up too and they can be resolved on playing well further… Mistakes teaches us and we can always try our best not to repeat them….. :D

Life is a well designed game by God…. And we all get an equal chance to play…. Now it’s up to an individual how to manage it…. yes, Destiny plays its role and so do Luck but then they are not the ONLY THING!

Well this was what I‘ve felt and few other things too but I guess this was what I wanted to write :D….. I love playing Tetris........ ;)

And life…. It’s my favorite GAME :D :D
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P.S.: I know life is much more than just a Tetris game... but this was just a comparison... I love finding life in everthing I love to do :)

62 comments:

Kaka said...

brilliant post....ur spot on with ur assessment....u must be even good with playing with the life obstacles then....nice post:)

Hopeless Romantic said...

i have seen ppl fight for internet and laptops now....things change and life changes!

Benny said...

hey Deepika..I hav played this game many times,but this thought never struck me! Too good a post! N the new template s nice too!Keep going!

HaRy!! said...

Ho Boy..i luv tetris game very very much as well...and yes come to think of it, yu are right..Life is just like a game of Tetris!! ..yu ought to change and be flexible to fit yurself into it.


H a R y

Zeba said...

ohhh. so very true. I loved the bit about adjusting in life described to the game. Awesome concept!

eye-in-sty-in said...

Hi Deepika,
Nice concept, if u can think like this about tetris, i'm not surprised u stopped fighting over the remote n the game... u should get a Wii and play on it together... fun!

Anonymous said...

good adjustment with tetris and life. the concept adds to another understanding of life with blocks determining up n downs with complications of next step to result..
I loved it:)

Shaunak said...

Very well put! Tetris was really fun. I still have the tiny handheld black n white game :)
And Life's definitely the best game ever, and one that has to be enjoyed while playing. No competition. No rivalries. Just playing on your own terms.

Americanising Desi said...

u remind me of my days with pacman :D

sonali said...

excellent excellent superb..... loved it!! innovative and creative, and what a approch to look at life....keep it up!

Amit414@IT-BHU said...

A brilliant comparision of Life and Tetris.

Well, Our game becomes more exciting when we win at the verge of defeat with unduly persistence and intelligence.

cheers!!

Mustaf said...

Hi:-)

Wow...so many times I have played that but never realized this, you truly said I love finding life in everything I love to do and I love that line of yours.

But i guess in one sense, life is little easier than Tetris e.g. at times you can bank on others too (but that sometime backfires,too) but in the game u r all alone but on the other side, in Tetris, you get umpteen number of chances, in life u get ur chances but u never know what is ur last chance,that's the biggest unpredictability of life!!

Nice philosophy, again I love that last line of yours :)

scarlet pimpernel said...

life was designed by gods underpaid over worked assistant
:-)

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Harshita said...

I never thought abt Tetris in this manner although am quiet a thinker.

Kudos! to you for bringing out the similarities between the game and life so well.

Life seems more simpler to me now... :) Thanks to you.

So all in all, life is a game that needs to be played well.

I am going to bookmark this post so I read it wenever I feel life is unfair to me.

Thanks for sharing it... Awesome hain ek dum!!

Sourav !!! said...

Though I played Tetris too, but cricket was my all time fav ... wonder if I can find out some comparison with life and cricket and if u could help me out too ! ;)

Well, yet again, u provoke my thoughts and now whenever and whatever game I play .. I'd end up comparing 'em with my life !

And yeah, somehow we both are getting nostalgic about our lives.. ! Guess it's the weather or it's just us !

Keep playing (but don't overplay ... too much of anything is not NOT good) ... Life and Tetris both ! :)

Deepika said...

@Kaka
Thanks... I try to play well... but in whatever manner I play I enjoy it :)

Deepika said...

@Amit
hmm.. May be but thr comes a point when these all things are too small and you learn to understand without fighting...

Deepika said...

@Benny..
Thanks... At least someone noticed my new template :)

Deepika said...

@Hary
yes... Its so much fun... :)

And so like life!

Deepika said...

@Zeba
Thanks dear!

Deepika said...

@Eye-in
yea thats a good option :)

Thanks :)

Deepika said...

@Anonymous
I know you liked it :)
Thanks :)

Deepika said...

@Shaunak
No doubt!! nothing can be like life.... :)

Deepika said...

@Americanising
yeea even i love thses games alot.. pacman, contra, mario... My fav childhood video games :)

Deepika said...

@Sonali
Thanks!! :D

Deepika said...

@Amit
yes.. true... its give a feeling of achievement... Achievement of something big!!
A simple game can teach us so much :)

Deepika said...

@Mustaf
I agree.. In life we have backups and we can undo some wrong things done in past... but thats not there in game :)

And thanks for dropping by :)

Deepika said...

@Scarlet
Aww... thats so deep... :)
I liked it... God's underpaid overworked assistance :D

Life is harsh sometimes I agree but its good too :) :)

Deepika said...

@Harshita
Thanks for your word of encouragement and appreciation :D

I am feeling really good after reading it :) :)

Deepika said...

@Sourav
Hey sure... We'll find out similarities between life and cricket it'll be fun :)
Thanks! :D

Pritish said...

by far, this is the best post in ur blog. u have evolved as not only as a good blogger but also a creative person. agree with life being qte similar to tetris.

but, shite happens in life, we gotta learn to flush it

Kay said...

I appreciate your comparison, as I can see the relation. (although, there is the little box to right telling you the order of which is coming up next)... life can be somewhat predictable as well, we learn that with each action we take there will be reaction. If we fill the holes incorrectly, we will have overloaded our system and become franctic and overwhelmed, making it difficult to start anew....

Yes, your symbolism here is very unique and thought provoking.

just lovely.

Nazish Rahman said...

Wow...thats a lovely comparison deepika. I loved the way u compared both of them and its so very true. This perhaps tell us that we can learn from every actions its just that we should be ready to learn!!

I simply loved your post...awesome!!!

Amit said...

Wow.. really never thought life could be similar to a game of tetris... well if i had to picture mine as one, it would be really messed up (Hopefully it ain't nearing the end!)
...loved ur post.

Cyrus Rumi said...

Hi Deepika:)

We create our own destiny...accepting the highs and lows of life...

A great post...

Namaste to you, little sister.

Cyrus

Sat_hi_sh said...

thats some nice comparisons deepika...really liked the way you expressed it...will surely like to follow ur posts......keep em comin [:)]

Musings of a lonely traveler said...

Hi Deepika!
That's a brilliant comparision; this is applicable to all aspects of life (hunger, love, passion, etc). An unique thought in you :)

rahul said...

really nice analogy of tetris and life..and I used to love contra and pac man :)

Rajesh said...

Very nice post. Very good analysis

Aevi said...

whats life?

Deepika said...

@Pritish
Well.. Thanks.. After reading your comment i got mixed feelings one good and one bad... Good because you liked it and bad because this was the best means previous ones were even worse ;)

Deepika said...

@Kay
Hey thanks for dropping by :)
True we have a box showing the next block but i actually meant by the further ones not just next one :)

Deepika said...

@Nazish
Thanks :D

Deepika said...

@Amit
Thanks :)

Long time!! How are you doin?

Deepika said...

@Cyrus
Thank you for dropping by, I am glad to know that you liked it :)

Deepika said...

@Sathish
Thanks for dropping by :)

Deepika said...

@Musings
I dunno whether it can be applied for hunger and other primary motives but yes for life I certainly feel that way :)

Thanks for dropping by :)

Deepika said...

@Rahul
Hey same pinch! :)

I used to love contra and pac man too and also mario, F1 and felix :D

Deepika said...

@Rajesh
Thanks Rajesh and thanks for dropping by :)

Deepika said...

@Aevi
LIFE.... Everyone has got their own defination of life... Philosophers says its journey.... Players says its game... Lovers says its love... Whatever....
I feel everything I have is life... What I live, love and breathe...
A soul in a body is life!

GARF said...

Heyy when did u change ur blog skin. It is simple and cool. You always write about things which if i read, can never rest in peace unless i comment. Nez...this time unlike the last time i feel i am totally in tune with your comparison and views. Life is just that. We do so much to do and then we die. Sad if we dont have the real moments to mark it up.
A nice post.

Deepika said...

@Garf
Thanks... :D

Aevi said...

beautiful answer... couldnt have said it better :) and a great analogy presented

VJ Sophie said...

AAha what a thought!

Me too love playing it!

lumuhuku said...

Really nice way of analysing and comparing life with tetris.
And you are right when you approach life as a game. There can be wins and there can be loses.
Nice blog...

Mahesh Sindbandge said...

AWWWW.....
the middle lengthy paragraph made lot of sense to me

Good Anlysis madam :)

Indeed i agree with you that life is like tetris...and software is God :P

workhard said...

Hey i really like your analogy of tetris ... with life's situations..

Btw.. im still addicted to tetris..


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It would be nice that everything can be define but a simple game. But I think that things are complicated because we are the one that made it in that way. Tetris is just amazing. It is a pity that my cellphone died on my that I can't play it.

Anonymous said...

You can play well or you can play bad. But you can never win.
The best you can get is haven't lost yet.

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A_Shadow_Towards_Light said...
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A_Shadow_Towards_Light said...

I just had the same thought in my mind and when I googled your blog came along... I usually don't share my musings but its good to know that you share some with somebody else, though unknowingly! :-)
Good Luck!

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