Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Heads or Tails

If you toss a coin... and call heads... and it lands on heads... you are as 'correct' in your decision as the person who called tails. Your insight added absolutely no value whatsoever. We like to add stories after the fact to make sense of things. We like to think our decisions carry more weight than they do. It makes us feel more in control of the next thing that happens. History does have value, but less in terms of answers than in terms of more beautiful questions. How we want to think about things, rather than what is. The world is complex, ambiguous and uncertain. Our decisions nudge us along, and separating whether that was luck or control is beyond the understanding of the vast majority, if not all, of us. Life lives us as much as we live life. Through storms, droughts, diseases, falls, and victories. The best we can do is cling to each other. Hold each other. Care. Take the next step, together.

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