Everything happens for a reason?

Does everything happen for a reason?

Are you kidding me?

Anyone why says this and means it is fooling themselves.  They are trying to account for the fact that we have absolutely no control over ourselves or the world around us.  We crave control, but in the end, life is completely random.  People die for no good reason, and others live for no apparent reason.  We are fragile.  Completely fragile, and out of our fragility we create constructs intended to make us feel in control.

No, my friend, there’s a whole lot of shit that happens for no reason at all.  Trust me on this.

Life is chaotic, random, and out of control.  In order to come to peace with this notion, we must let go of our desire to control everything.

The only thing we have control over is how we respond to the chaos.

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