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Because I am at a loss

This blog is basically defunct, but I don’t have anywhere else to put this.

Taking comfort in chance, in randomness, in the fact that good or bad is as likely to happen as not is not as difficult as it sounds. Consider the alternative: for everything you try, there is something you did, or worse, someone you are that keeps you from succeeding. If there is always reason for what happens, a reason that nothing can be done about, then world is always stacked against you—or for the lucky few, for you. Certainly, there are circumstances and choices which limit our options. But those are things that can be manipulated. And it’s good those things can be manipulated. But still, there is always chance. And it can’t be manipulated. And that is what’s comforting. That no matter what you do, there is always a shot at success. Such is why the ancients attributed the result of chance to God’s will. I don’t really see the point in that these days, but I think I understand it.

 

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Indeed.