We all have read or heard about The Chaos Theory or The Butterfly Effect. How systems are highly sensitive to initial conditions. How everything is unpredictable. How a seemingly insignificant decision taken today has a drastic outcome in the future.
A butterfly flaps its wings in New Mexico and a hurricane occurs in China. For the hurricane to occur in China a few months down the line, the butterfly must flap its wings at that precise moment. Everything you do or say or don’t do or don’t say is a decision you are making and that will have repercussion in future.
We are rarely mindful of our actions. But since we do not know how the future will unfold, does it really matter? You may invest a certain amount in bank deposit, which seems like a very secured option today, but we really do not know whether at the time of maturity of the deposit, whether the bank will collapse and your investment gone.
We are in the situation we are today because of the choices we made, and sometimes, by the choices others made. You meet someone, fall in love, but the other person decides to walk out of your life. It was your decision to fall in love, but not yours to walk out of it. So, are you also in the situation you are because of the choice the other person made? But then, it could also point out to the fact that before he/she chose to walk out of your life, you chose to fall in love with that person. So, yes, by extension, it still is your choice.
So what exactly do you do? Do you sit around, waiting for things to come your way, thinking that you are destined to get whatever you get, irrespective of your efforts or do you go out and fight, despite knowing that the Universe is a bitch?
I don’t know.
I think I’ll pray.