Pissing in the wind

To continue my thought about everything being paradoxical, consider the tendency of events unfolding in the exact opposite way of the intended actions. The children of controlling parents end up being the most trouble. People who try to be cool are uncool in proportion of their effort to be cool. A baby that needs extra attention and cries often ends up being ignored the most. Couples that try too hard to maintain their relationship often end up destroying it. Places with more laws end up having the most crime and violence. Projects that are funded the most often yield the worst results. The ship that was specifically designed to be unsinkable was sunk by an iceberg on its maiden voyage.

I’m not implying that this is always the case, a leaf blows in the same direction as the wind, but it is interesting that so many things in life can’t be taken at face value, control is often an illusion, even control we think we have over our own lives. I don’t think that means we shouldn’t try to control certain aspects of life, but perhaps loosening the reigns enough to let it take us wherever it leads, within reason, spontaneously following opportunities and taking unusual risks, because trying too hard to safely coast through life douses the flames that make life worth living.

| February 28th, 2015 | Posted in u |

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