Misbah loves to write on a wide range of topics. She enjoys writing motivational and inspirational essays and poetry.
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Brenda Arledge, a gifted poet, and a very kind friend, provides us a word prompt each week to help us exercise our creative minds. This piece is written in response to Brenda Arledge's week 37-word prompt, "Experiment." It's always a pleasure to come up with something fresh and innovative in response to her word prompts. Thank you so much for this word prompt, Brenda. I hope everyone will enjoy it.
Is Life an Experiment?
Over the course of our lives, we will undoubtedly have our fair share of failures and regrets. Things may go well at one time, but an error in judgment, a terrible blunder, or an unforeseen incident might entirely ruin our efforts. What seemed to be a wonderful day that would quickly devolve into a nightmare. Living life is an experiment in itself that we perform daily. The Life Experiments!
In truth, life constantly astonishes us with unexpected twists around every corner. Forrest Gump expressed this feeling so perfectly when he stated, "Life is like a box of chocolates: you never know what you are going to get." I agree with the statement that "life is like a box of chocolates," and maybe you do as well. This sounds interesting, at least to chocolate lovers.
Another saying on life experiments could be: "when bad things occur, we should turn lemons into lemonade." Isn't lemonade delicious? We should always try to adapt to the situation, to make the experiment successful we have to work hard. Life is a Science Lab, we are the researchers, and the creator is the examiner. These are all wonderful ways of looking at life. Aren't they?
All of life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our unique philosophies
All of us have a unique point of view that we bring to life and, for that matter, to everyday existence. By this, I mean that we all have our philosophies. We all have some very specific beliefs as well as a set of criteria and objectives that are either useful or possibly harmful to our progress.
Some believe life is a game; we see it as enjoyable and entertaining.
If you enjoy games and thrive on difficulties, then living according to this attitude may be beneficial.
Another interesting idea is to live life as an experiment. To put it another way, it's all about behaving like a scientist. We work in a science lab 24 hours a day, seven days a week as a scientist. This is our ongoing work, which will not end until we die.
I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work
— Thomas Edison
How we should face failures in our life:
Consider for a moment that you are facing one of the most significant unforeseen setbacks in your life. If you are like most people, you'll probably see this circumstance as the end of the world.
Due to the unpredictability of the circumstance, this would often result in episodes of tension, anxiety, and worry. Furthermore, you'd undoubtedly feel like a victim of circumstance, which may lead to guilt, explanations, and self-criticism. In other words, this is the end of the world as we know it! Of course, in this frame of mind, it's quite impossible to make the most of a bad situation and, supposedly, convert lemons into lemonade.
You are the lead scientist in charge
What if you begin to believe that life is nothing more than an experiment in which you are the lead scientist in charge?
All this suggests that difficulties or failures, no longer indicate the end of the road (or the end of the world), but rather that something went wrong with your "life" experiment. As a result, you must now make the necessary changes to re-run the experiment to obtain a more ideal result. It's comforting to believe that life is merely a test. When an experiment fails, there are always substances that can be added or removed. Why be concerned when every day is a new day?
What if every action I took was an experiment?
What if my ideas were an experiment?
What if my feelings were an experiment?
What if every moment was an experiment?
What if every social contact I had was an experiment?
What if the goal of my life was to sort this stuff out?
You Are a Scientist and the Earth Is Your Laboratory.
From now on, feel as you are a scientist, and the earth is your laboratory. All of your experiments related to different aspects of your life are housed in this lab. For example, you may be doing experiments to help enhance your relationships, earning money, passing that test, persuading a friend to buy you lunch, acquiring a new skill or language, tackling that vexing problem, and so on.
It's also worth noting that every facet of our life is part of a huge life experiment. In other words, our entire life is an experiment in living; an experiment in making the most of every scenario to enable us to experience life to the best of our capabilities.
See yourself as you are the scientist in charge of all of these experiments. You get up in the morning, walk into your lab, and start working on your experiments. Your experiments will sometimes go horrifically wrong (like it happens in our real life), but that's okay; believe that it's only an experiment. As you progress through each experiment, you will always learn more and improve each day. This is surely the best way to live life. Isn't it?
As now we know, everything is an experiment. If things go wrong, don't be quickly upset, disheartened, or frustrated. Your experiments will sometimes go as planned, and sometimes they will not. Whatever happens, you never truly know if something is good or bad until you can connect all of the dots. Negative results can sometimes lead to positive outcomes. You have to believe this theory.
The more we try new things in life, the more we will learn, and the more we learn, the more we will know what to avoid doing in order to succeed. Similarly, a terrible failure might lead to an unforeseen chance that can completely change the path of our life. So always be optimistic and keep on doing the experiments. Best of luck to all the life scientists who are reading this.
Life is an experiment to invent yourself again and again.
— - Author: Debasish Mridha
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