Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.



«Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.»

— Forrest Gump

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Featured image (c) 1994 Paramount Pictures, reproduced here under what’s thought to be “fair use” – Rationale as per wikipedia.


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18 thoughts on “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.

  1. We were just visiting Charleston and Savannah. That bench that Forrest was sitting on has been moved over to the museum. The Park Square is still quite lovely even in the torrents of rain we experienced there last week. Vacations are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get!

  2. People so rarely think things all the way through. If so, you can toss chocolates you don’t like & keep buying more boxes… I don’t find life to be much like that. Plus, there’s usually a guide inside the box. If you don’t know what you’ll get, it’s because you’ve chosen ignorance. If it’s a box of chocolates, that is…

    1. Can’t disagree with you on that, you’re not wrong … only that I think the quote points to “not taking life so seriously” and “being grateful for what life provides”, which for me are ways of being that often lead to happiness in life, and hence posting the quote 🙂

      1. I’m sensitive to people passively acepting limits others impose on them, as with this saying. Most people don’t even notice it, let along push back. It causes much human suffering and prevents people from solving many of their problems or moving ahead easily.

      2. Partly through doing this blog, one thing I’ve realised is that we can hold whatever opinions we want, it’s entirely personal choice. The rub however is that you may get lynched if you regard it as “doctor’s stethoscope” or you still think “Bill Cosby’s a cool guy” …

        I don’t see this as a problem with the “limits being imposed”, I see this as a problem with, and the responsibility of the person accepting those limits. Simply we don’t internally have to accept anything anyone else says as our own belief. Disagreeing can range from ignoring, to clearly stating one’s case to full blown arguments. More often than not these days ignoring is the favoured route, and that I feel is a fairly sensible choice.

        What does bore me here on the blog though is when people wilfully miss the point, and try to make what I’ve said into something it’s not. My intention here was to share something I found motivational, from a movie that is one of my favourites. Not to “impose my limits on others”. Almost entirely the opposite in fact, suggesting people should live beyond their limits, in things like desperately clinging to sameness. Accepting that life is impermanent, and that change happens, is liberating for me, not limiting.

        However, for every of my opinions there’s probably someone who holds a conflictual opinion. The world is a far better place for this fact than if we were all the same.

      3. No worries, I understood you, and agree that it’s prevalent, just wasn’t quite the right blog to be saying it … in my opinion … and also I don’t think anyone has to passively accept other people’s limits, we have a choice in who we’re being and who we’re going to be …

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