see through me

A bit of my thoughts about life in general and things that keep it worth living...

23.11.07

checking memory card (slot 1)...

Have you ever wondered if life could allow you to save your “game”?

An option could pop up inside your head and you could choose a slot to save the course of your life before continuing its course. Let’s say you have three slots in your memory card and you could only save once, without rewriting over it.

Three moments in your life that you could “play” over and over again.

What would you save?

What are the three most important things that you would want to be able to replay?

I’ve been thinking about this while playing Persona 3 on my Playstation and a thought suddenly occurred to me that it’s cool being a character in video games. In one scene, I have to pass finals in my school, so evidently I saved my game the day before the exams. When I screwed up in my third or fourth days, I just had to restore my game so I could choose the correct answers the following days.

Being a video game character leave no spaces to mistakes, you will always be able to retry.

In a way, it’s cool.

But it leaves no surprises, it would give you no reason to think about your choices, well, it would negate the very essence of choices.

Consequences.

Without choices, there wouldn’t be any consequences.

I wouldn’t want that.

Although to be honest, there are three moments in my life that I would want to “replay” and the funny thing, there’s a 10 years difference between them.

A coffee break in 1986. A hospital in 1996. A “flight to the moon” in 2006.

Each of them are the major points in my life, well, at least until today.

If I could save those, I know I would be grateful.

But then again, what would be the consequences? It’s the same paradoxical question about time traveling. If you could go back in time and change history, would you do it, with the knowledge that whatever you do could not only modify the course of history, but also your life. Your parents wouldn’t have met, or even your great-great grandparents because you did something that somehow would affect their fate. Would you bear those responsibilities?

In the end, I think that the perfect deal is to be able to relive those moments, being yourself at the moment and replay them exactly just the way they were.

Savour the moment.

Without any change.

Yeah, I would love that.

Those three moments…

A coffee break in 1986. A hospital in 1996. A “flight to the moon” in 2006.

If only…

4 Comments:

  • At 9:53 PM, Anonymous Alia said…

    Duh, too many memories to save nih.

    If only 3 moments to choose then... uhmm...duh gak bisaaaaa....

     
  • At 5:46 PM, Blogger Neng Asti said…

    Three moments ya?

    The very first time I create my own imaginary advertisement, and that was before I can even put letters in right order so they can actually become readable words *but it did impress my grandma, though*.

    One fine afternoon with my belated grandad.

    Hmmm.. Yang ketiga belum kepikiran..

    I guess it's because the best ones are still yet too come :)..

     
  • At 3:48 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    why you dont translatE?cyprus escort

     
  • At 3:29 PM, Anonymous psychic said…

    Thanks for the best site I have seen this week! I like the way you write, and the authentic manner you tell it like it is, good on you!

     

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

 
eXTReMe Tracker