What constitutes what I like to call truth teasers are karma, destiny, chances, and fate. Truth teasers because sometimes I think they are a part of historic ideologies the ancient families had to fabricate because they needed to connect their existence with mysteries so they could live in fear. Fear nourishes survival instincts. If there was anything I learnt from The Croods animation, it was that. But some other times, all I think about is the truth in them. And then someone dies or something irreversibly tragic happens unnecessarily and these truths teasers don’t add up anymore. It’s like they are all just enigmas that are better left unprobed.
What confuses me is, being from the school of thought that believes everything happens for a reason, and there are no such things as coincidences, I know I’m still invariably somewhat a student of those enigmas and truth that don’t add up, and I go ahead and resume believing.
Lately, I’ve been more convinced of these truth teasers even though I still have those confusing times where I wonder if while we’re given the choice of free will, wouldn’t that thwart the prominence of predestination? If we can decide on what path we’d take on, doesn’t that obscure the whole pre-ordainment of events?
For why I’m getting convinced, in as much as I know there’s a fat line between logic and divination, I’ve grown to find an actual connecting line between these two. I have actually. I know a little about math and science to make me understand that karma is a lot more about cause and effect, chances tell about probability, destiny is similar to traveling distance with unknown variables like critical point, or mean free path. But this is just me trying to connect reasons to my beliefs.
How weakly do you believe in chances, kismet, luck, all those mumbo jumbos. On the surface, these all mean the same. If you were to come across a fortune teller willing enough to tell you about your fortune/future, would you pay rapt attention to what’s being said let alone believe it? Are there truth teasers you can believe, and the ones you won’t justify a second thought to because you think they are untruths?
Some truths are easier to handle because some are just as clear as boiling water being a result of temperature rise, or a wooden chair being a result of nailing wood pieces together. How about green being a result of blue and yellow, a million seconds being about 11 days, or a butterfly being an ex-caterpillar. Tricky truths. There are some other truths that don’t go down easily with your brain, which do not make them any less worthy a truism – saying we humans share 50% of our DNA with a banana, or humpty dumpty actually being an egg.
These are the truth teasers we can easily relate with because they can be proven, and they’re rid of mysteries. Unlike Fate and Destiny and Karma.