I am not a writer. Yet I am a writer. I am also a singer. I dance, I draw, yet I do not. It’s possible for me to have done. Quantum physics supports a version of the multiverse theory. It goes a little something like this: For every single decision that you make, no matter how small or seeming insignificant, it affects your entire life in which the decision you could have made also happens. Each decision causes a split, essentially creating another universe down, separate, yet concurrent, with the one you live in. I recently watched a movie entitled Mr.Nobody in which the idea of this is explored, but it caused me to wonder again about all of the seemingly insignificant choices I’ve ever made.
One of the things that I tend to talk about is a choice I made when I was 11. It was more like a series of choices, but looking back, it has affected my life greatly. There is a game called mabinogi that I started playing seven years ago. I was browsing the internet, playing random games when I noticed an ad for mabinogi. My first choice was whether or not I would click on that ad.* I’d played games before, and rarely did I decide to click on ads, but at that moment, I decided to give it a go. After clicking that ad, I watched the trailer. I could either A: try out the game, or B: play something else. I obviously tried the game. I went and downloaded it, and that sealed the deal of my future being forever different.
Now, the critical decisions that would decide just how different my future would be were the ones that decided the people I would meet. At the time, there were 3 servers to choose from. Tarlch, Ruari, and Mari. I decided to go with Mari because I liked the name. The final decision I made was to select which Channel I would play on. From Channels 1-5, I selected channel 3. At the time, I didn’t know you could switch channels whenever you wanted, but that was the one I chose. I met people who I still talk to this very day. I’m still playing that game, seven years later, and it has influenced a lot of my choices I could have made and gave me a reason not to make others. Some money has been spent there, and I the people I met introduced me to things I may not have otherwise known about. How much of an effect did this game have on me? I have no idea, but I do know that it was a lot.
Seemingly insignificant decisions have changed my entire future. I have no idea every single way in which my life has been shaped by those choices, but I do know that it would be a lot different today if I didn’t make the choices I did at age 11. Nemo Nobody, in the movie, made his first drastic choice at the age of 9. We all make a choice when we’re younger that, whether or not we know it, really shape who we are as people.
For now though, It’s time for me to end this post, as I am beginning to ramble. Until tomorrow, or next time, whichever comes first.
*Several choices had been made to land me where I was, but I’ll focus on the main choices I had.