Life is a funny game. We are born, and depending on the family in which we are born, our childhood is spent, with silver, bone-china or steel spoons. Our parents and our siblings shape up our initial mental framework. Their upbringing, life principles and values in turn mould how our childhood shapes up. We start going to school and interacting with our neighbours, the nature of both again depending upon the financial condition of our family. We start formulating ideas and opinions of the world around us. We are introduced to the concept of friendship, and friends become more than family to us at times. Then starts our education and our own aptitude, IQ, family support and teachers decide what kind of education we finally get, if any. Education, inclinations, likings and/or entrepreneurial abilities help us carve out a career or vocation for us. We also start developing feelings of attraction to other persons. These feelings start with physical attraction, infatuation, liking and then we make our own concept of love. Each one of us defines love in our own way, because obviously whatever we do love or other things, it is for the first time. We marry, and have children and become parents. Parenting again is a first for us. We try to emulate what our parents did to us, or avoid things which we did not like in them. At work, we make relations, working and personal. Our attitude to work again varies on our mental make-up. Some of us form rigid views on everything, some keep on growing with time, some adopt an adjusting attitude to the world. Some become money-minded, some are ambitious and want to go higher up in their lives, some excel in their fields of work and make a name for themselves. We keep on going through the grind of lives, positively or negatively, boldly or silently. In childhood, we wait for adulthood, then we wait for growing up and senior, then we grow old. But in each of these phases we look back and repent on what we did or what we did not do. With each passing year, we do grow in experience and want to share and interact with others our learnings. But we forget that each has his own likings or dislikings, expectations and life-views. In India, we talk of rebirth, but as someone has said rightly, instead of deliberating on the next birth, we must try and live this birth to the fullest. Our relations with family, friends, coworkers are the foundations of our life but in our rat-race, we forget this important fact in life. And this game of life ends with we growing old physically and growing back like a child mentally. And a time comes when we leave our near and dear ones for another world. And thus ends the funny game of life.