I don’t think I realized this in the ’90s when I spent my Saturday mornings dropping multicolored geometric shapes without end, but if you stop to think about it Tetris is a surprising apt analogy for life in general.
The only way to get rid of your mistakes is to work diligently to turn them into opportunities.
You have almost enough time to figure out what you’re doing before everything speeds up.
Complaining doesn’t let you take a move back, nor will it make the next piece any better.
Sometimes you get a piece that has no use and you have to figure out how to make it work anyway.
Everyone hates a square.
And above all else the pieces will always keep falling whether you’re ready for them or not.
I admit that life isn’t as entertaining as Tetris and that the soundtrack is frequently worse so the analogy isn’t perfect, but neither is life most of the time.