Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Your wager

Pascal bet that either there was a God or there wasn’t. If there wasn’t believing in him would not be of any consequence so it was worth betting that there was. Atheists say he was wrong because he did not tell us which of the millions of gods it would be best to gamble on.
I realised today that I have to gamble that the universe has some use for me. You know what that use is for you and you cannot get away from yourself. So you are going to have to come to terms with it. It might not make you famous, rich or save the world and no one else might understand it but you are stuck with it. There will always be people to tell you that you are too old or too young, too smart or too dumb. These people do not have to look out your eyes into the mirror each morning. They do not have to listen to that voice in your head before you sleep. They do not know what the universe has planned for you, only you know that. So start doing it.

2 comments:

grasshopa said...

that quote... gambling that the universe has some use for me, i've been scouring google for the source and came across your page, do you know where you heard it?

red dave said...

It is either Buckminster Fuller or Robert Anton Winston. "Fuller decided to gamble that the universe had some use for him" http://fusionanomaly.net/rbuckminsterfuller.html