Musthafa Ebadi
Life Is a Book & Each Phase a New Chapter!
by Musthafa Ebadi on April 13th, 2014

Have you watched any of the popular comedy sitcoms on TV? The series like Friends, Two & Half Men, Big Bang Theory? Have you noticed that while the cast is the same in every episode there isn’t storyline or plot for the entire series but rather it’s focused on single episodes?

Well life is no different.  It’s a series of chapters packed in one book with same core characters but various plot lines. It’s an anthology. (See below for definition of anthology if you aren’t sure)


And before I explain further let me give you my definition of life. It’s Beautiful. It’s a Struggle. It’s a Journey. It’s a Beautiful Struggling Journey!

Each phase of our life is like a chapter of the book. Each chapter is a journey and it teaches us something. It has a plot, a storyline, and it  will certainly come to end.  Each phase is a different chapter. The core characters of the book are the closest people that you are surrounded with and they will play a role in each of the chapters. Other people are simply supporting cast that will come and go in the picture and have little impact in the whole book.

Like a book some of the chapters are fun, some are boring, some you cherish, and some are painful to live through. There are chapters that are short, yet chapters that are long, or chapters that strike the right balance. Some chapters will make you smile and others will make you sad and depressed. But every chapter ends and it teaches you something that you can take to the next chapter.

So whether you are going through highs or lows, through up or downs, whether you are on top of your game or struggling to get by keep in mind that it will come to an end. You don’t have to fly high or be depressed. You don’t have to be too high or extremely low but rather be steady and level minded as the phase will pass. The key for you is that when the new chapter starts you start a fresh with it and carry the learnings from last chapter.  

And like an anthology each phase of life starts somewhere, has the same core cast (your family and closest friends), different supporting cast and plot, it has a lesson and it comes to an end. And ending of one such chapter is beginning of the other!  

Feel free to agree, disagree, or share your perspective using the comment section of this post. 

Thanks for reading!

Anthology: An anthology is a collection of poems, short stories, plays, songs, or excerpts usually collected into a single volume for publication.


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