Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Ready to Roll...?

Orginally posted as a comment on Faces myspace blog.

Ready to Roll.......?

Grab 6 dice.

Step one: Roll One Dice until you get a 5
Step two: Roll two dice until you get two numbers in a row (I,e 1 and a 2 or 2 and a 3 and so on)
Step three: Roll three dice until you get three numbers in a row (I.e 1-2-3 or 4-5-6 etc.)

If you want extra credit roll all three dice until you see 1-1-1

If you roll the dice enough times every number combination will appear, even if you have a 1000 dice with 1000 faces eventually you will roll those 1000 dice and they will appear in the order 1-2-3-4-5 and so on.

These first three dice represent your life. You control how many times you roll them, you control the ability to pick them up or put them down just like you control how you act in this life, you control how you respond, you control your decisions.

The next three dice represent circumstance roll them once and see what you get?
This is how circumstance is, one roll....you might get all ones 1-1-1 we will call this a bad hand. You were born into poverty, you have parents who suck, you only have one parent etc. Life rolls you a few of these.

Life is a combination of circumstance and action. What most people forget or get stuck on is circumstance....life and everything in it is some event that happens to them, their dad beat them, they are poor, they are drunk etc. A good rap song that speaks to this mentality is Atmospheres - Scapegoat

Their dice reads like this
Circumstance Choice
(1-1-1 0-0-0) Zeros represent that the person is not making choice, they are not rolling, they are letting life happen to them.
Or say they roll their dice one and get a bad roll
Circumstance Choice
(1-1-1 1-1-1)
They stop rolling because it didn't work there life is frozen in this path because they are refusing or unaware that they can roll again. Our growth is retarded, we become a victim of our circumstance. You only way out of a bad hand is too keep rolling.

Edison's Quote "I haven't failed I have only found a 10,000 ways that don't work" Illustrates his ability to keep rolling until it works.

You with me still?

Circumstance is only three dice but we can mint own our dice through our actions through or experience through our tolerance for risk. So why circumstance in life is fixed, how you make it is up to you. You can roll the dice any amount of time you want until you see a combination that is good for you. You can make new dice. You can live your life...all you have to do is roll them.

Another aside is that this same principal is why I choice lean towards the idea that god does not exsit. It takes a finite number of things to make life as we know it, Oxygen, Gravity, etc...All of the stars in the universe represent dice rolls combinations of those elements put together in different orders and eventually just like we saw the numbers appear 4-5-6 after a few roll we see life appear in the same order by matter of chance...

5 comments:

Megsta said...

I wish I had some dice... I think I'll go buy Bunko today (lovely lil dice game, much better than Yatzee)! I love reading your blogs!!!! Nice job of summing up that thousand some page report you were telling me about... hehehe

lauren said...

Um, you lost me after you started talking about numbers. Can't I just read my horoscope?! :)

Brian in Mpls said...

Megsta,
You like that summary..lol probably could have cut it in half too. I need to check out bunko:)

Lauren,
Sure and while you are at it read mine too I am a capricorn(sp)

theresa said...

So really all of this is like a craps table. How many times you play the game is up to you but if you're lucky a hot guy (or for some, a woman) blows on the dice before you throw them.

...life is like a craps table. I like it.

Rocketstar said...

Who doesn't like to gamble?

We all drive to work each day, which is what will kill the highest percentage of us, excluding natural causes.