Syndactyly is a condition where two or more digits(fingers/toes) are fused together. Even if life things often prove to be fused in unanticipated ways. One thing leads to the other and even before you realize things are out of your control , your life is out of your control. I am currently reading a book called ‘Life Expectancy’ and the protagonist of the story talks about various incidents that altered the course of his life and to his surprise he did not even engineer it.
I love talking philosophy but this is something way too abstract for me as well. So, I thought of writing a post on it. Sometimes we just go with the flow without being ourselves. Sometimes we don’t speak our minds for the fear of being rebuked. Sometimes we just stop being ourselves. When that happens we enter the Syndactyly club where someone else’s choices start influencing our own. For example our career choices are more often than not our parent’s choices, what we eat and what we wear is most of the times the choices made by some random person. I guess because this is such a common phenomenon we do not realize that it exists.
We all think we are in charge of our lives but we are not. Not until we start thinking with ‘our’ brain and ‘our’ heart. That may lead to one being termed a weirdo but then again that term was coined by someone else.