awesome ultimate expert hen (mdyesowitch) wrote,
awesome ultimate expert hen

  • Mood:

A word on inevitability

Despite knowing a thing is inevitable, we always expect a different outcome. Sometimes we hope for a different outcome. Sometimes we fear the different outcome, but regardless of what we feel, here's the's inevitable. It's going to happen. There is no possible chance it will happen any differently. And yet...maybe this time will be different. But, I know it's inevitable, but...maybe....this will be the one time it won't turn out that way.

Inevitability in a random world is a hard concept to grasp. Logic suggests it shouldn't exist, but experience consistently bears it out. (Please no comments about how humans only retain data that supports their conclusions. It's ridiculous on its face. We're equally likely to remember outliers and deviants because they cause logical disorder, and if you're documenting everything, you'll have notes on any outcomes that arise, whether they support your theories or not.) Of course you can toss a coin 100 times and get heads every time and from that you could conclude that heads is inevitable when it isn't. It could occur naturally or indicate a skew in test environment.

Or it could be inevitable. In which case, it's just annoying.

And before you think you know what spawned this thought, you don't. In a month or two, I probably won't either if I don't make a memorandum of it. But I won't because it doesn't require being coupled to an event. Inevitability is a universal concept that transcends mere incidences.
Tags: electronics, thoughts

  • Grr

    My ring snapped. It's got a ring guard on it, so I don't need to worry about it yet, but this is the second time! Good heavens. Last time I had to…

  • Confession

    When I run my search and replace scripts, I feel like the program I use is saying, "You cqn't seriously need to rerun this script again.  What do you…

  • Tomorrow's schedule

    11:00 gym 12:00-2:00 Spec review 2:00-2:50 Therapy Argh.

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.