Life is the only thing that happens to me

Posted on April 15th, 2009 by Purple13

I remember a tv sketch from the show Spitting Image (a satirical puppet show in the ’80′s).

One such sketch was Woody Allen sitting at a typewriter…. “Harvey is sitting at his typewriter when Susan, his wife enters (Mia Farrow puppet walks in) and says – ‘Harvey, are you writing another film based on our lives?’. Harvey/Woody answers – ‘Gee honey, I don’t know what else to write about. Life is the only thing that happens to me’.

Is life the only thing happening to you at the moment?

14 Responses to “Life is the only thing that happens to me”

  1. Hi Purple13,

    I generally don’t view things as life happening to me, but rather I’m making my life/my history with events that come about that my life needs to handle.

    I think of life as all encompassing, so life is the only thing happening to me at the moment. Writing his reply is part of my life.

    take care,

  2. Purple13 says:

    Interesting viewpoint CC.

    Does that include events outside your control – outside influences etc? – Just curious.

  3. Jim says:

    ‘Life is what happens while you are making other plans’ John Lennon


    Just added to flowers jukebox in forums….

    Happy days.

  4. Hiya Purple13

    Yes, with things outside of my control, I am still making my own life story by my response to the situation.


  5. My answer to the question at hand is often marred by the situations occurring :) But overall I think life is just life and our reactions and actions in response to our perceptions of what is occurring is often why some may feel that life is happening to them. Overall situations and circumstances are what they are…and I am who I am…the choice in perception and my response in all well within my control…or so I think :)

    • Kathleen says:

      Life is the only thing going on right now..but that’s a lot. Every little thing we do causes a reaction somewhere. Every step, word, and “mindless” action causes a reaction somehwere that ripples on and on and goes around and around. It’s all very cool, don’t you think.

  6. Gareth in Thailand says:

    Right now 2 weeks holiday, clear blue skies, snorkelling, SCUBA diving, fresh seafood dinners and lots of sex are happening to me.

  7. Gareth in Thailand says:

    Hey Lib, I only answered the question.
    TMI, I didn’t think there was a limit!

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