Anything that can go wrong will go wrong – Murphy’s Law. The irony, Murphy was an optimist! Murphy’s law became the buzz word quite after the release of the movie Interstellar where the lead role (Matthew McConaughey) names his daughter (Mackenzie Foy) Murph. Infact, I started my study on Murphy’s law only after the movie and I found it quite funny, yet attractive. For those of you not aware about Murphy’s law, you can either go through Wikipedia or have look at this. Now, why did this law provoke me to write?
It actually makes much sense for me to write about it at this juncture. Time and again,my instinct warns me if some mishap awaits me in the future. I had never known the intensity of the mishap but the mishap usually sets forth a series of unpredictable events. My instinct never makes me happy if something good is about to happen (and am still wondering why!) If I don’t follow my instinct and keep doing my routine, I have always ended in a pit. I have never been at the pinnacle if I followed my instinct (Not yet, atleast) but If I don’t follow it, I have been at stages, nadir being the worse.
Have you guys had phantasmagorical dreams or had ‘Deja-Vu’ moments time to time? You might have had at least one ‘Deja-Vu’ moment to experience and have you really wondered whether it is a premonition or had it really happened earlier? Have you thought about whether your Deja-Vu is really a Deja-Vu or is it your past memory popping up at the right time? Confusing?
The human brain is capable of doing much more than what it is doing today. Murphy’s law says that Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. But,what if we are able to rekindle that ‘super memory‘ of ours and be able to change this quote to Anything that can go wrong will not go wrong because I can alter it. Am I acting like a cheeky monkey to Murphy? Seriously? I guess not.
At this point,am forced to introduce a quote from ‘The Alchemist’ which says:
If you really want something,the Universe itself conspires to help you achieve it.
What if we follow our instinct as and when it warns us and act accordingly? Usually,I will listen to my instinct and be puzzled about why my inner self is saying such things but I have never acted to rectify it.
Your instinct knows you better than anyone else. Of course,you and your instinct are not two different things. Rephrasing the above, You know yourself better than anyone else. Follow your instinct. But, remember just like Science our instinct is also a double edged sword. Your instinct may tell you to act either ways. After all, As per Hindu mythology we are living in ‘Kali Yuga’ where the evil lies within oneself.
Anything that can go wrong will not go wrong as you can alter it.
By this quote of mine, I have officially declared war on Murphy but since he is long gone, I can rest in peace.
You need not be a stooge to this quote of mine, but start thinking What if? rather than What if not?
Guess this blog post would serve as a great example to the headline of this blog Abstract Thoughts From An Obscure Mind. Be ready to experience a few of this philosophical melodrama in the future posts too 😉 Adieu!