Dear Wonderful Human Type Creatures,
I fear I have lost my way. I’m stumbling through a blackened wood of uncertainty, with only regret lighting the way like an unreliable torch, flickering and throwing shadows all around. It’s a bit cold. I have no sense of direction. But the worst part of all this is that I don’t think I ever knew where I was headed.
I’ve always been the type to believe I can figure out the answer to any problem if I’m given enough time. There is no puzzle or quandary that I can’t solve if given enough time. But recently, I came across a question that stumped me.
“If you’re stuck in the pathway of an unrelenting force but your back is against an immovable object, how do you survive?”
Is your mind blown yet? I mean….reread that shit! How the hell of you answer it? I unpacked the shit out of that question, trying to pull it apart with my SmartAss Toolset, complete with interrobangs, but damn…it really had me scratching my noodle.
If something is moving at you without stopping and you’re up against something that’s not moving…and you’re stuck right there in the middle…how do you make it out?!
It took me a minute but I finally figured it out. Most of us spend our time looking at the question, trying to find a favorable outcome. And that’s the flaw. In that scenario, there is no survival.
Nobody : If you’re stuck in the pathway of an unrelenting force but your back is against an immovable object, how do you survive?
Me : You don’t.
No matter how you look at it, sometimes the outcomes of things do not turn out favorably. Some equations just happen to equate to a negative. We can dance around the 5 empty chambers in the gun, but it’s still possible that when the spinning has stopped, that 6th chamber with the bullet ends up being the one sitting behind the barrel.
What do I expect you to take from this blog? Just treat it like a fortune cookie or a horoscope. I’m sure it will pertain to some random part of your life.
“I’ve been considering things that start with the letter, ‘M.'” — The Mad Hatter