INSPIRATIONAL: Yes, I’m here

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” – Douglas Adams

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Sad to say, did I ever anticipate to be where I am today?

Never in a grazillion years.

Am I sad? Yes!

Am I sad about the choices I’ve made?

That strikes me of Shoulda, coulda, and woulda! thinking. 

Argh!

Life is not a VCR. Neither is it a deterministic world. 

If you presented with a choice of X and Y, then until you get to the Final Judgment will you know that if you had chosen the alternative that you’d have stopped off the curb and gotten hit with a mack truck.

Thankfully, as boy I read the “Lensmen” series, … by Edward Elmer “Doc” Smith …, that postulated a Universe that was deterministic. (The Arisians could foresee the alternatives of the future and how things worked out.) The lesson was that humans weren’t Arisians and we had to guess!

I took that to heart with my meme “less than a year, might be a mistake; more tun a year is a lesson!”

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Back to Adams.

Since each intention was a decision, I’ve ended exactly where I planned to be.

Once happy; now sad. Running out the clock!

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One Response to INSPIRATIONAL: Yes, I’m here

  1. If you presented with a choice of X and Y, then until you get to the Final Judgment will you know that if you had chosen the alternative that you’d have stopped off the curb and gotten hit with a mack truck.

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    A thought I have expressed to many people over the years as well. And it certainly does serve as a comforting short circuit to that “If only I’d…” sort of thinking.

    :)
    Michael

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