Sunday, August 21, 2011

life is like a box of chocolates!

Have you ever watched "Forrest Gump"?
If you haven't, go watch it. Now. I don't care if you go download legally or illegally, youtube or whatever, just go watch it.

So, there is this one sentence Forrest Gump (Tom hanks) says which is always puzzling me. He says "Life is like a box of chocolates". Unable to understand for a few years, and never really took the trouble to look for the answer. But today, i don't know why. A sudden blink in the braincell, and i got the idea of asking in "Yahoo answers". In 20 minutes, I got 8 replies already! So fucking damn fast!

all the replies are shown below...

I totally understand it now. By the way, chocolates in Malaysia are so so so BORING! All is the same flavour...and is different than the rest of the world. Coz BolehLAnd...

Questions i ask :

Life is like a box of chocolate. What does this really means?
And how to relate it with chocolate?
I saw the Forrest Gump, a very nice movie...

Answers i got :

☠ Brick walls mouth off to me ☠
You never know what youre gonna get.
26 minutes ago

Bobby Hill
Uhhhh Ive Heard That Lots Of Times........They Even Say That In Movies
26 minutes ago

Rachel Leigh
it means you don't have a Destiney and you never know what your going to get
26 minutes ago

In some boxes of chocolate, there are many different flavors. If you pick a random one, you dont know what your gonna get:)
25 minutes ago

french toast
Originally (and maybe still, if it's decorated classically) boxes of chocolate were just that; a most likely red box would be opened and there would be an assortment of chocolates, unlabeled, so maybe you'll grab one that's milk chocolate or dark chocolate or caramel filled etc. So basically a lot in life is unexpected.
Was this a serious question?
22 minutes ago

I mean he SAYS "you never know whatcha gonna get" but that aside I always thought it meant "Everything looks the same until you bite into it and find a surprise" sort of "don't judge a book by it's cover" quote. It can mean anything people bend it into though.
21 minutes ago

I suck at usernames
Life is like a box of never know what you are going to get.
There are some chocolate boxes with many chocolates and they all look the same but when you eat them you sometimes get marshmallow, jelly, caramel, hazelnut or just plain chocolate. And most of the time, you didn't expect it. This would happen to me, I would always want the chocolaty plain ones but ended up with the yucky hard coconut ones. That is how its relevant. Nowadays most chocolate brands have pictures and labels showing which is which and the ingredients inside them.
Edited 11 minutes ago

THAT guy
It basically means you make blind decisions in life without really knowing the outcome. You choose a chocolate from the box, you don't know what's on the inside of it. You make a decision in life, and even though it was your choice, you really don't know what it will lead to.
11 minutes ago


  1. OH finally you understand it now! =)

  2. malaysian chocs is pretty straight forward. no nonsense :D