Life Lessons Learned Through Dominos

You can spend all the time in the world planning, setting every little piece into place, only to have the simplest part — the part you thought you had in the bag — blow up in your face. “No wait, dad!” you’ll say to your dad. “Let me try again! I think I just have to place the first domino a little differently and it will all work! Just, c’mon, hold on a second!” “No way, daughter,” your dad will say. “You had your chance and you blew it. This one’s going on YouTube, as is.” “But dad! Please! Just let me try one more time! I’m very, very young and I don’t have a lot of experience with dominos so there are bound to be a few missteps before my first success! Please, turn the camera back on, just let me try one more time!” You’ll cry and cry and beg for another chance, but one won’t be given. “It’s about time you learned, daughter, that often life gives you one chance at the thing you want most, in this case a video of a perfect domino fall, before it takes the opportunity away from you completely. In this case that opportunity was having me film this for you. You had to learn sometime.” “But dad, please! I understand what you’re saying but I was just really looking forward to–” “ENOUGH.” (Via DailyPicks.)