The Theory of Possibility
I have adopted the philosophy that no one is 100% right – there are many possibilities and sides to a story or to a belief. This has made me a better person. I don’t have to judge and I don’t have to shove my beliefs up the throats of others; instead I agree to disagree and to value other points of view. I am happier now. I don’t have to turn blue to prove a point; instead, I just express it and let it go to do what it needs to do.
One day, I went to reach for a glass of milk but decided to drink peach juice instead. It was a change that took a split of a second but got me thinking. I was sure I wanted milk but instead ended up grabbing the peach juice. What followed was enlightening, at least to me. I understood that this world is made entirely of possibilities. I understood that everything, absolutely everything is possible. It takes a matter of less than a second for a possibility to become reality. This changed my view of things.
I will go back to the milk and juice to illustrate the point. In my mind, I wanted milk and went straight ahead to the refrigerator to get it. From my point of view it was already something I would do, saw myself doing, but never materialized – it was a possibility. Instead, another possibility presented itself – the peach juice – a possibility that was not in my mind a few seconds ago, when heading towards the refrigerator to get some milk. This sudden change puzzled me to the point that I am writing this article.
Going back to the example, the second possibility became my reality, not the first and intended one. I changed my mind in the split of a second, whether conscious of it or not, but it ended up shaping my reality. This in my opinion was a powerful message.
Possibilities abound, they are just multidimensional, and so are we when we think of it in that sense. Multiple realities – can that be possible? You be the judge – I don’t judge anymore.
2 thoughts on “The Theory of Possibility”
Good post; I sometimes say it’s not the choice, but what you do with the choice. Writers (not all) live in a world that they manipulate truth – their truth; as if to say they are the final arbiter of morality and truth. Arrogance!
I know I have said this before but the “live and let live” adage is not so far from this as well.
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