Life is not a mechanical process; it cannot be certain. It is inevitably an unpredictable mystery. Nobody knows what is going to happen in the next moment, let alone in the next year, but this is a good thing. If we always knew what was going to happen, life would be unbearable. Without uncertainty there is no freedom, and no choice. Without uncertainty there is no possibility for growth and change. If everything were predestined, then there would be no chance at glory, no chance at grandeur. We would be no more than robots!
“No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod is washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.”
- John Donn (1572-1631)
We may all look and act differently, but we’re all interconnected in some way. Though it looks fragmented, all humanity is one.