Life Is A Movie Plot
I am ambivalent about movies that are in flashback. You know what the end will be before it starts. I like movies that are like life – you have no idea how it will end. Some of it may be predictable, just like life, but most times it is not. Just when you think you have it figured out, when it's so obvious what will happen, you realise youare not reading the signs correctly. It's fascinating to watch it unfold.
However, sometimes in life, I want to know in advance that the misfortune or disappointment was for a noble reason, that it's not as hopeless as it seems. I want to be assured that I'll be rescued, that I'm making the right decision and that I should buy a lottery ticket with the numbers that I dreamt about.
As you get older, you can actually see your life so far from both viewpoints and you marvel at how wonderfully it all worked out.