Saturday, April 4, 2009

The Order Of Things.

Where do you draw the line?
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Have you ever believed in fate?
Have you ever questioned reality?
Have you ever been bewildered by random chance?

Think about it. Every single, tiny thing that happens, every minuscule and seemingly irrelevant action can have such far reaching consequences. Ever imagined that every second of your existence affects the way the universe functions? People who you meet everyday, places you go to.

Consider.
You're late for work. Rushing out, you forget your wallet at home. You head back, cursing the day under your breath and grumble about how you're going to deal with your boss. What you don't know is that had you been on time, you would have met with an accident exactly 15 seconds earlier and been in the place of a certain person (X). Had that person not been the one there, he would have gone on to murder another person (Y) in a classic case of third-degree homicide. Had that happened, the person Y wouldn't have gone on to have a family, and who's son would not have contributed to the use of a weapon of mass destruction.... this can go on a long long time.

People you see in a crowd. Ever wondered why you keep running into one of them over and over again? What if you're affecting their lives in epochal ways, or vice versa? Six degrees of separation reduces itself to a case of multiple linkages. And how certain things keep coming back to you, across time and space.

I am not a believer. I'm an explorer. A wanderer. And I am in search of answers.
Logic leads me to statistics.
Statistics lead me to probability.
Probability prescribes only coincidence as a valid explanation.
But where do you draw the line?
When occurrences supercede all probable values, when do you know it's something more than coincidence?
9 times may be a coincidence, but how do you decide that the 10th isn't?
Is there something more than coincidence? If yes, what is it?
Is there a higher order of things? Is there any such thing as "Karma"?
Does there exist a metaphysical balance? Where does it come from?
How much can you attribute to random chance?

There are times when things fall into place. It all seems to fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. The probability of a certain chain of events happening is absurdly low. And yet, it happens. And one is left to wonder if there really is a bigger picture that we all miss out on. Such things have happened to me. And I have questions. Too many questions, and excruciatingly few answers.

Reference point : The Butterfly Effect / Chaos Theory.

2 comments:

MINDfreak said...

"The only morality in a cruel world is chance. Unbiased. Unprejudiced. Fair." (Two-face / Harvey Dent, 2008)

My Evil Self said...

The good thing about random chance, is that there's nothing/no one to blame/credit.

Every circumstance is arbitrary. But circumstances are just that. Incidental- "pertinent but not essential".(Source: Merriam-Webster)
--> There's nothing that you can't have the way you want it.Irrespective of circumstantial chance.