Does Life Follow A Pre-Determined Pattern?


Boy meets girl, boy and girl fall in love, get married, have babies, they grow up, they die, the end.


Right? Or, at least once upon a time it was. So, aside from this very basic example, is everything else in life just following a pattern or template already written for us ahead of time?

Human has a near death experience, finds god, changes forever, the end.

Woman leaves husband in her 40’s after marrying young, starts going out drinking and sleeping with younger men.

Sports star develops drug problem, disappears with mental health issues.

All of these examples are that which follow a template or pattern. No one person is really unique in their approach to this game, each play it very similarly, all be it different stages of the game, different levels and they play different roles. Even in our quest for individuality, we’re essentially following the crowd as many have done so before us and many will do so after us.

So what does this mean?

Does this mean we can essentially predict everything that is ever going to occur ever based on historical trends, patterns and behaviours? Well, yes, sort of. But why on Earth would we want to do that? Why would we want to use reliable historical data in order to avoid making the same mistakes that we humans have done so for many years gone by? Would it not be much more beneficial to keep banging our heads against the walls of life over and over again? I suppose I come back to the fact that it is important for all of us to go through our own learnings as individuals and have experiences ourselves. After all, who am I to deny one of such future learnings and experiences?

I guess what really gets me is how humans continue to make the same mistakes over and over again that humans who have come before them did, and are essentially living out the definition of insanity, of which we know to be where one is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

Maybe I’m just a cynic, although, I prefer to say that I am more of a realist, and basically, just get it. I get life, I get how the world works, I understand how the Universe works, I see the patterns, I hear the patterns and I read how everyone and everything interacts with one another.

Language is something we’ve given to a type of communication we’ve forgotten how to use, intuition. Language has the power to pervert the course of justice should the user see fit in doing so. But I always come back to the knowing the humans can smell bullshit, so those who are giving off its scent are not always doing so well in the act of it.

So, if life really is just following a pattern and there is no way to avoid it, the story is already written. Right?

How does that make you feel?

Are you ok to continue along this pattern and fit into a pre-defined template? Or do you not see it?

Do you not believe it?

Or are you aware of its existence but are willing to look past it because it is just easier?

So many questions but so few answers, or are there? Have they all been asked and answered before and we just need to look at the pattern? More than likely, yes. So let’s do that. Or not, whatever will stop your frontal lobe from imploding from information overload and thinking outside of the box it lives in, because after all, that’s a part of the pattern too.

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