Picture your life as a movie. Your birth is the opening shot, which is followed by your childhood in which the opening credits introduce the people in your life. Your adulthood is the meat of the movie, and when you die, the credits roll. Now picture the world as an even greater movie, in which your life is just one episode in an ongoing series.
Many people, probably even most people, participate in their movie/life as an extra. Their modus operandi is to blend in. They don’t stand out in any way, and receive little recognition, in fact most people don’t even notice them, they just kind of blend into the blurry background. They don’t follow a script, in fact, most of them are fairly confused about their purpose in life if they have even considered it at all. They just drift wherever life may take them, and if it turns out bad, they call it fate. Career wise these people are often in minimum wage jobs.
The next most common group of people live their lives in the role of actors. While not aimless like the extras, they nonetheless follow a fairly rigid path in life. In most cases it the path their parents took, and it probably goes a little like this: Go to school. Graduate. Go to college, picking a major that it sure to earn you a good living even if you don’t have an interest in it. Graduate. Get Married. Work, work, work. Retire. Rest. Die. They never really question this formula for life, they just accept that “that’s how it’s done”. These people tend to have labour jobs or non management desk jobs.