Me: Italian, Japanese, Indian, Mexican, Korean TJ: OMG!
— this is what I wanted to say out loud but said it in my head instead.
Even people who consider themselves to be perfectly rational will find themselves falling towards quasi-magical thinking; taking part in certain actions even if they don’t necessarily believe that it will change the outcome.
We are as a culture, obsessed with luck, anthropomorphizing it into deities or semi-sentient concepts and invest inanimate objects with the ability to manipulate it.
We apply value to it (good luck, bad luck) in a way that we don’t when we discuss probability or randomness.
Our brains are designed to look for patterns even in the most chaotic data, to find relationships of cause and effect, even when it may not be there.
There is a certain comfort to believe that there is a reason to the events that fill our lives; that we’re not just at the mercy of swirling chaos and random chance but instead live in a deterministic universe.
He probably saw I wasn’t into him and his behaviour gave me the impression that he wasn’t interested in a second date either. However, I believe there to be no connection so I don’t want to waste your time.
Just sat down in the car for my mom to drop me off at the subway.
“Hey man, we really like your girlfriend,” they said.
“You’re really lucky, meeting her.” Thing is though? In fact, if you’ve ever lamented that you’re unlucky in love..
This guy spent an hour and a half talking about himself. He did ask me three questions which I will get into. How his 16th birthday party was awesome, so awesome that a brawl broke out.