Sunday evening, sitting in front of my laptop, while doing my routine stumbling on web, came across a movie titled The Tree of Life. Being in software field first thing that comes to mind after reading tree is ‘binary tree’, so for me it became ‘the binary tree of life’.
At first it was an honest mistake but then I could not stop my ‘philosophical’ self from digging deeper and exploring this idea. What if our life is just a binary tree?
For all of us life starts same way, right? That means there is a root node common to all. Everybody starts from there.
For all of us life ends, right? That means we all have a leaf node. Some people live up to hundred of years and some don’t even get to live a minute, so it means not all leaf nodes are at same level.
To put it simply life is just starting from root node and going up to your leaf node. Life is just about finding your path, at every node choosing whether to go left or to go right.
However we never get to choose if we will be a boy or girl, will be born in US or Sudan, will be Muslim or Jewish. So in a way we don’t get to chose our path in start, its like a random number generator that decides which path we would take.
Later we get to make our choices, we get to choose where we want to go. At every moment we make a choice which makes us go left or right and if we get a little lazy in making choice, if we wait for GOD to show us a way that random number generator will choose something for us. As we all know no random number generator is perfect so what we get is never guaranteed to be fair. This explains why life is not fair if you let GOD decide your destiny.
Even if you make most of the choices yourself, you are never sure you are going where you want to go. When we are making decision all we see is next two nodes. Some of us will just choose one based on what looks good at moment, people who live in the moment.
Others who know what node they want to reach in future might have there own algorithm to decide which path to take, but again no algorithm will guarantee that they will reach the node they want to reach.
I know I can just keep writing about this ‘tree of life’ but I am choosing the node which says to stop now because at this moment it looks like a good idea. Whether to continue it and explore more will be decided at next node.