The Randomness of Life

The Randomness of Life -
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Life is a series of unexpected and unplanned events, which at many times determine the course of our life. Life is erratic and random. We don’t like to believe that way. We plan it to be predictable and sorted. Regardless of how perfectly we think we “control” our environment, the unpredictability and randomness of life don’t care what we think. The life happens and we find ourselves in the middle of unexpected events. We are more often than not fooled by the random events at every juncture of our life.

If you think you have missed a few opportunities in life, failed in business, your entrepreneurial journey or startup venture has gone wrong, you never know that sometimes the devastating experiences of your life can be a blessing in the disguise. Likewise, a job layoff, flunking in an exam or a relationship breakdown can even open a whole new chapter in your life which you would have never imagined ever. There are many possibilities of life in multiple directions, you need to gradually learn to figure that out.

What you call a missed opportunity or a failure in life, is actually the numerous way life gives you a chance to walk into uncharted territory and explore the unknown. Nothing is constant in life except the changes it entails. Hence learn to get comfortable being uncomfortable, for you will rarely have a shock of life. You have to make room for such unsolicited events in your life. In general, possibilities tend to germinate in the light of innumerable choices, all you have to do is to seize the moment and turn in your favor.

Amidst the non-linearity and randomness, there come the unexplored opportunities that life throws at you. You have to carefully observe those and find a pattern in the chaotic nature of life. You gotta have an uncanny knack of extracting valuable information out of ostensibly mundane routines or the random conversations you had with your friends or colleagues. The life has got myriad of unrevealed phenomenon to explore, just get yourself exposed to the diverse set of events, people and things where you can observe and find those patterns.

I have missed many opportunities in my life which I deemed extremely important at that point in time, but life had something else in store for me. And the repercussion of different choices had evenly added incremental value to my life along with the brand new experiences altogether. Had it not been for those hiccups in life, I would not be where I am today. Even I found new jobs and developed new abilities out of some unexpected events. I have had diverse and fulfilling experiences thanks to the random dynamics of life.

There is no right or wrong way of living a life. The beauty of life is that we are constantly living in a parallel universe where countless possibilities are at play concurrently. If you miss one, you will get to catch others. The value realized by the different choices of life is equally valuable and enriching life experience in itself.

In a nutshell, life is nothing but a series of random probabilities, you can’t afford to underestimate the hidden role of autonomous events. The only thing you can predict about life is that it is unpredictable. The idea is to remain resilient and unperturbed in the wake of stochastic life events. Where you end up ain’t the most important thing, it’s the road you take to get there. The road you take is what you’ll look back on and call your life !!




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