Blast From the Forgotten Past:
Destiny, Choices & Mathematical Probabilities
When I ponder the choices that we subconsciously make every day which offer a variety of different outcomes and opportunities that arise when the impact of these choices is felt in our lives and affects our futures, it really makes you wonder, perhaps it could be a simple choice regarding which way you to travel to work on a particular morning that has a knock on effect and through the multiplier, determines the rest of your entire life. What about the mathematical probability that if you don’t take a particular route or action that you will have a variety of different outcomes in your life, for instance if you didn’t go somewhere on a particular day, you would never have thought of following a particular dream, or if you didn’t make a certain mistake, you would never have learnt a valuable lesson. Mathematically speaking, this seems fine as there are an infinite range of opportunities and you exploit the optimum opportunity that fits in with your lifestyle, character and circumstances with the underlying assumption that it is possible for anyone to do almost anything in life, if they pursue it with enough determination, courage and passion. A contradiction somehow seems to arise however, when it comes to the concept of love and the idealistic partnership of soul mates. Now if soul mates exist, how do you know when you have met yours, how can you be sure and what if you miss them and make a wrong choice, does someone else come along who is really your soul mate? (so what would that make the first person a practice run so that you don’t mess up the real thing). What if we don’t recognize our soul mate when we meet them, what if things don’t work out and we lose them and we end up settling for something less? Another contradiction perhaps as if you miss that romantic opportunity with your destined soul mate, why did you miss them and why did you not see them for who they really were? Misunderstandings or circumstances can affect so much but if someone is really your soul mate, would you really misunderstand each other to such an extent and would you really let circumstances overpower what you feel and do for each other?
Another consideration is mathematical probability and how that factors into our decision making and what are the chances that if you haven’t met your soul mate through making a choice that they won’t cross your path somewhere else? What if you don't go to a certain place you are supposed to? What if you do not recognize them as your soul mate and are therefore lacking interest, will you still meet them later on in another way? Do they cross your life path once or many times? How can you be sure if you've meet someone that they are your soul mate, how do you even know, everyone says you just know, so do you both have to be sure, what if one is sure and the other isn't? After all noone wants to be second best. Does that mean that person who is sure is wrong as the feeling isn't reciprocated and then where would that leave them, soulmateless? Complicated stuff. Written by Jill Thrussell Between 1999 and 2003.