Friday, June 27, 2008

The Alphabet Universe

Why is life so confusing? I mean, even once you learn the necessary things there are to know, get into a routine, know how to meet the basic needs... they are so many complexities, so many variations, so many... possibilities. All of this makes for one complicated world.

Why can't things be straightforward? Let's say Person A has a thing for Person B. In a real, idyllic world, the Alphabet People could simply be together, simple as that. If they realized that things weren't working out, they could simply break it off and start over where they were before.

The real world isn't so simple. In reality, all potential outcomes should be predicted first, in the event that something doesn't work. If they break it off, it might lead to a dangerous rift and lead to pain for either one. But it's not even that simple: Person A might be unsure of his feelings, having gone through emotional turmoil. When a third Alphabet Person, Person C, is introduced to the equation, even the most experienced Calc major will lose his mind and resort to pyromania.

The point is, things are rarely simple. If one sees the universe as a single thread (or maybe several), split into various microthreads for each possible outcome of a situation, then one can see how amazingly complicated the tree of history really is - billions, trillions, quadrillions, quintillions... innumerable amounts of possibilities, all intertwining and intersected to form wondrous and confusing realities that no one could ever truly understand the width and breadth of.

It truly boggles the mind.

1 comment:

Half the fun is planning the plan said...

Absolutely beautiful words, I don't think life is about being simple though, more about finding what works for you, I've never found life to be simple, but wants the formula is figured out it just gives meaning to the complexity rather than an answers. Answers aren't necessary (with the exception of how great cake is, the answer is simply MMMMMM)

haha and I loved Portal....I still haven't gotten that Apature Science achievement, but I'm trying.