Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Kinds of Lives

Not definitive or exhaustive... Hopefully amusing and useful.

Fairy Tale Life

Some lives are lived like a fairy tale. It's like being in a children's story book that you once read in your tender years. You try to walk and ponder on a reality that's different, but then find that you can't. It's absurd and yet the reality of it all hits you like Manny Pacquiao's southpaw.

It's definitely real and you can't pop out of it like Mary Poppins did on the sidewalk caricatures made by Dick Van Dyke.

The problem with the fairy tale life is that everything is laid out to you in a silver platter. You tend to look for challenges, and try to muddle up the grand scheme of predetermined existence.

You constantly make a mess, to make you feel that your life is not a fairy tale. Then you succeed.

The Horror Movie 

The thing about horror movies is that everybody just seems to be doing the wrong thing, at the wrong time, in the wrong place, under the wrong circumstances, with the wrong people and get eaten up by the right monster.

Monsters, Inc. (Two-Disc Collector's Edition)

Some people's lives are like that. They seem to bounce from one unlucky event to another and in the middle of it all they just drag their lives on, like tap water in a fiesta.

The worst thing about lives being lived like this is that the people who are living it, don't even know about it. They just blame it on some other thing. Many people like to blame god, destiny, bad luck, their parents, that one devastating event that changed their lives.

It's a terrible place to be in.

This is one type of life where "Ignorance is not bliss" because ignorance is the source of it all.

The Romantic Life

People who live the romantic life tend to view everything in terms of "love" and finding their "destiny". The ultimate outcome would be very similar to the Fairy Tale Life, but take on a more serious tone because the Romantic life never truly manifests itself. There always has to be drama and antagonists that prevent it from happening. Once it is achieved, ironically, it turns sour and degrades to a Horror Movie Life or a Tragedy.

Matters of the Heart

The ultimate Romantics see life as some sort of Romeo and Juliet Better to Die than to Not Have You type of way.

People like this, tend to daydream and bask over cascading emotions. They could get married several times over the course of their lifetimes and tend to do poorly in their professional lives because they put "love above all else."


People who live in an Action-Suspense type of life, always see the world as some sort of Black or White and Good vs Evil, You vs. Us/Me type of way. These are the people who'd never have qualms taking matters into their own hands. They're the take charge types who think that they have a monopoly over the course of actions to take.
Die Hard Collection (Die Hard/ Die Hard 2: Die Harder/ Die Hard with a Vengeance/ Live Free or Die Hard) [Blu-ray]

You're always wrong if you confront one of these people because you fit the grand scheme of things as either with the persona or against him or her.

Although these people are action oriented, they fall short in one item - to take note that life is not a duel.


People who live the Science-Fiction genre tend to keep abreast of the latest technology around as if they were watching for the second coming of Christ. While waiting, they develop highly technical skills for the sole purpose of learning them and using them for the ultimate climactic event which is supposed to be world changing.

It always has to be world changing.

Although by no means exhaustive, there are two general types for people like these:

1. The World is Doomed Because of Technology

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines [Blu-ray] 
2. The World is Doomed, Technology Will Save the Technologists and That Cute Girl/Guy


*Constant reference to Bruce Willis unintentional....


For these people, life is a quest and it is magical. They tend to see life as a conquest for either gold or scrolls. If they could use a magic spell to turn their boss into a mouse, they probably would (and most likely do so, albeit unsuccessfully, when their boss's back is turned).

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (Widescreen Edition)

People who have lives like this, tend to see themselves in a role. They could be one among the following:

1. Frodo - The unlikely hero
2. Sam - 'The best friend'
3. Gandalf - The highest mage
4. Aragorn - The King
5. Arwen - The Queen
6. Legolas - The Playa
7. Gimli - Fat, ugly but strong
8. Smeagol - The substance addict
9. Boromir - Nobody wants to be Boromir


To these people, life is a Bollywood dance number. Well, not really. It could also be the Sound of Music or Mary Poppins. Of course, there are other classifications for lives such as these.

1. Stereotypical drug addicted rock star


2. The fame addicted teen sensation

Greatest Hits: My Prerogative 

3. Talentless

Hottie & the Nottie

4. Has Beens

Backstreet Boys [ENHANCED CD]

5. The New Kid in Town


Tell me if I missed something via the comments section.