"Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans." ― Allen Saunders.
This quote by Allen Saunders seems to be a popular one. I think because it's the truth. In my opinion, Life is unpredictable, which makes it so great. It can hit you with many twists and turns, but your Life is yours to enjoy at the end of the day.
The quote does not have to be negative. There are ways to view this quote positively. If Life catches you off guard, then, by all means, go with it and make the most of it. Enjoy your life while it lasts, and when the time comes, do not be upset or sad that your time was cut short, but rather grateful that you had a chance to experience such an adventure.
To me, this quote is like a metaphor for Life. Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans. We always have a choice in how we want our life to be and how we want the moments to play out. We get the opportunity to do things that we never thought possible. And when it's over, you can look back at all of it and still smile because you had so many great times while they were happening.
There are other ways to view this quote, and I will explain them both.
One way is a positive way. When Life hits you with something unexpected, it can be a wake-up call. It can show you how much you miss out on when you don't plan for it. Life is about making the most of what you're given in every moment of your life. It can remind you how much you have that you never appreciated or recognized.
Another way to view this quote is not to look at where we are as people but instead where we are headed. Life is an adventure, and it will always be that way because we are all heading for something in Life. What makes the quote so powerful is that we could be heading for a new destination at any moment. We could be going down a different path and doing something that we never imagined, which could change the course of our lives. Maybe we are headed for a place we didn't know existed before. Maybe we are headed for somewhere wonderful. Maybe we are headed for somewhere that will change everything you have ever known about yourself.
Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans, but it changes when Life throws us a curveball that makes it so special to us.
This is my opinion on the quote. I hope it's been helpful!