Infinite Possibilities.

14 Mar

One of, if not, my favorite movies of all time is Sliding Doors. Not because the acting is incredibly good (although I do love Gwyneth Paltrow), or because the lead actor is handsome (which he isn’t), or because the writing is superb (ehh…so so), but because of the concept of it. Audiences are shown how different the lead character’s life is based on whether she makes the train or not and those consequences she faces as a result of something completely out of her control. In many ways I believe there are three types of people in this world, the ones who make the train, the ones who don’t, and the ones who decided to walk instead.

Our lives change on a daily basis based on the decisions we make or things that simply happen to us. I often wonder how my life would have turned out if I had picked what was behind door number one instead of door number two, had said yes to love instead of no, had taken one job over the other, or who I would have met along the way that would have both indirectly and directly led me to make other decisions and meet different people, and so on and so forth.

In Sliding Doors, however, we see that the main character’s life split off in two different directions, but in the end her life comes full circle and she still meets the people she was destined to, learning things about herself along the way, just with a more difficult path to the same result. I wonder if we could go back and choose the other door or make a different decision, if we would still end up where we are today. People make it in this world because of pure luck and I believe that 100%. So maybe that luck comes based on what door you pick, and in the end there’s noone to blame but yourself when things don’t turn out the right way. Or maybe the path you are on is the correct path and some of us are just luckier on it, or maybe, just maybe, one must forge their own path, whether it be right or wrong… because those are the people that have the capacity to become great… 

Great or not, lucky or not, I think I’ll take my chances, forget the doors, and just walk.

Sliding Doors Trailer:


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