Game Over

16 01 2009

“kol ma aksab el computer yekteb Game Over

Hany Ramzy said this sentence stupidly in the movie "Gawaz Be Karar Gomhoury”. Some found it funny, some didn’t. But for me, it has sounded differently, as many things lately have.

It has triggered a couple of questions in my head; do we always lose when the computer writes “Game Over”? Aren’t we real winners sometimes?

It depends on personality and how a person takes loss or winning.

A lot of Game Over’s were written on me screen, a lot of halting, and a lot of disconnections too. My response was never the same. Maybe sometimes I didn’t care much about that game, others were really hard to accept. But what I’ve learned and decided to live by is never to stop at a “Game Over”.

FACT 1: I’m alive.

FACT 2: Game Over’s exist.

RESULT: Life has to be lived despite of any Game Over’s.

Accepting loss is part of winning; maybe you lost this battle but never let yourself lose the war.

Accepting loss is the first step in winning the war, acceptance and learning from your mistakes, identifying the weak points and strengthening them, thinking positively about that loss and not letting yourself sink into grief over it. All these things help you move on and start stronger.

But there’s always the human nature that defeats all theories, we are humans after all. But even that we can control. I believe we should let our grief take time, but not too much time, or it would turn into depression.

“Every day was there to be lived or to mark one’s departure from this world,” Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist)

A little bit confused, isn’t it?!

P.S. (to myself): don’t think a lot about a post or it would lose its dynamic.