Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Universe isn't doing us any favors

The universe is a big random place and our spot in it is pretty insignificant, did the universe really keep track of me all these years and then just when I needed it gave me what I wanted or did I make choices in my life and learn from my mistakes. Is the universe going to give me the tools I need to be successful or do I already possess them and just need to figure out how to use them. I feel like when you give the universe credit for the lessons you learned it takes the credit away from yourself, and vice versa when it comes to mistakes, if the universe keeps throwing things at you till you get it, did you make the mistake of choosing incorrect behavior over and over, is it your responsibility or is it the universe's. I guess it's pretty clear which way I come down on this one.

I internalize everything, if something happens in my life, it's because of the choices I have or am making and if it's the wrong choice then it's my responsibility to fix it, no help from the universe required. I drove home in the snow in the middle of the night and if I had died it wasn't the universe that killed me and it wasn't the universe that caused my family grief and loss. It was all me, and I like it that way, the more responsibility I have over my own life the better my chance of success, I think, and the better my chances of learning from my mistakes because they are my mistakes not just a set of circumstances that happened to me. Just my perspective. I hope it doesn't sound as negative as it did when I tried to explain it on Saturday.

1 comment:

  1. This is part of the reason why I'm an agnostic. If one discounts the intervention of an all knowing deity in one's life (be it universe, God, Flying Spaghetti Monster) one therefore discounts any "evidence" that such a deity exists.

    If the "universe" in whatever form you want to discuss it is intervening in every single nanosecond of every single life, then that is almost as unfathomable to me as the earth being only 6000 years old, or the Calgary Stampeders ever winning the Grey Cup again.