Reasoning for a Cause

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An aphoristic argument against things "happening for a reason".

Submitted: June 03, 2016

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Submitted: June 03, 2016



The notion that everything happens for a reason is a common intuition promoted in the vernacular of prominent adage. But is it really necessary to suggest that this is a given? In my own perception I am inclined to determine that the effect of a cause is synonymous with the outcome of a reason. And it isn't because of what develops, as a due, down the line, in the more sharply developed image shown in hindsight, that makes me feel this way. But it is from this image that one will base a discernment established in the shadows of his or her current surroundings. For reasons both good and bad, there must reside an explainable, metaphysical identity that can portray itself as satisfactory to the psyche and urge one to utter the remedial phrase: "everything happens for a reason," and all of its unconfirmed platitudes in order to "correctly" cite the reason that prompted the effect itself. In the romantic sense, the outcome of a situation often levitates its cause to some divine, karmic rank, turning down the realism echoing voluminousness of the deal. In my own observations, both of others and of myself, I find that the four most crucial ingredients that supply the will with the incentive to feed its wants and its needs are pride, jealousy, love and pain -- and each emotional condition corresponds with the others and reacts in accordance to a scrambled deliberation of thought. If one were to lose, for instance, the possible commodity of love to another suitor, the animalistic instinct is to react, without regard to reason, and in a way that would make all parties involved unhappy and disgusted with each other in turn. This is the damage that's engaged by imperialism. The reason people cannot resist effect is caused by the fact that from instinct the only retort is reactionary, and the outcome is conformed to take on the resemblance of a reason after the fact. It is merely visceral in human nature to want to control everything -- including what it cannot.

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