Life is like a math task

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We all need some understanding to blossom.

Some time ago I got this idea that life as such could be compared to a math task. We all get an individual task to solve of course. The starting data differs from person to person. One either has had a happy, a mediocre or a difficult childhood. They say everyone is born with a talent, but we have different ones from having a leader personality to the delicate capabilities of an accomplished bobbin lace weaver. Some people end up being single, while the others struggle with the complications and joys of a partnership. Each and every person on Earth gets a unique task and has to sail through sunshine and storms towards a solution.

There are numerous ramifications of the fact that our ‘math tasks’ are exclusive:

– Often it happens that we are very clever judging somebody and years later we find out what his/her real initial data was. At that point we think to ourselves: “He/she was not that bad considering …” And even if we know everything from the start, we can never fully understand a situation we have never been in. Rings a bell?

– Do not think I am not reminding myself rather often that in the light of different destinies any comparison with others is futile and unnecessary. It is in our nature to compare. Comparison is one of our basic thinking tools.

– No matter how different and unique our initial data is, we can always support each other. We cannot always say: “I know what you are going through,” but we can still offer some kind of comfort like for example: “I can only imagine what you are going through,” or perhaps: “I’ve never been in your shoes, but I can see that you are sad.” Sometimes all words are superfluous and a simple friendly hug will do.

There we go, sailing on through storms life thrusts upon us and sometimes not being much wiser than a school kid trying to solve a difficult mathematical task.

Take care,

Helena Smole, author of:

– a fantasy novel with romance Vivvy and Izzy the Dwarf: A series about relationships
Balancing the Beast, a book offering a bright view of schizoaffective disorder ˗ bipolar or manic-depressive type

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