do you define a word without concrete meaning? To each his own, the saying goes, so
push to attain an ideal state of being that no two random people will agree is
you want to be? Faultless. Finished. Incomparable. People can never be these, and anyway,
did creating a flawless facade become a more vital goal than learning to love the person
lives inside your skin? The outside belongs to others. Only you should decide for you –
— Ellen Hopkins
I wonder whether life is random or is it extremely specific and precise?
– I have different answer to this question on different days.
I met an old friend randomly because I was late by 20 mins on a particular day. Someday I’d call it random but on other day I might term it as totally controllable event as all the small events involved that led to this event were controllable. Maybe I woke up late, maybe i got stuck somewhere or maybe some other person was the reason for me being late. Our life is intertwined with the lives of others in one way or the other. From the bus driver who drives us to some place to our loved ones who shatter our hearts, their actions influence us, some more than the others, but influence us nonetheless.
Some years ago I used to think that everything was ruled by randomness. It is almost clear to me nowadays that there is no such thing as destiny.
But what about building a path and the consequences from the determination of our actions?
Although we can control some little things, in the end, our range of control is too little. Actions about my life won’t have an impact in another world or universe, maybe they will stop having an impact in a few years after I’m gone, and even in those situations in which I think I can control my life or my radius, sometimes I actually can: doing the work that I want to, going to a destination , not getting sick, being treated with the same respect I treat people, the quality of my internet connection while I paid the bill.
The concept of life and its engine is a tricky one!
“In a world like this one, only the random makes sense.”
— Libba Bray
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