Life in a nutshell to me is a series of events and encounters
The encounter practice theory is that every encounter (small moments) and event (bigger moments) in our life is what shapes us.
Encounters with people.
But some people can cause events.
Some books are encounters, some books are events.
It’s the age-old saying of “getting knocked off the horse”
So if encounters and events shape us, and propels us forward in life, either in the right or the wrong direction, then we have “life in a nutshell”.
Seek out more encounters.
Seek out more events.
Both in the most literal and figurative sense.