These were said to be the only certainties in life.
Well, maybe as tech advances death may no longer be a certainty, taxes I suspect won’t be vanishing any time soon.
Yet we are suckers for wanting to buy certainty through school grades, lottery tickets, shortcuts, get rich quick schemes and so on. We want ever less risk and even more safety. We are sold fear and then we look to get a solution either from the arms of the industrialised complex or the state.
However, the magic of life is the uncertainty, that is what makes life dangerous, exciting, adventurous, meaningful and a struggle. Without it, there is little point. Struggle took the human race from the plains of Africa to inhabiting the entire planet and doing all the magical things in between.
We will only go backwards without risks and without a struggle.
Don’t seek certainty, seek adventure, risk and the beautiful uncertainty that life gives us if we look for it and let go of clinging to the inside of the circle with the masses. The fun is always right at the edge.