You’ve probably already figured out that life isn’t a series of orderly events carrying us on a path from birth to death with every stop along the way making perfect sense.
But you may be surprised to realize just how much of your life is determined by pure, random chance. Some may even choose to call it chaos…
See, the truth is that our human minds are constantly searching for patterns, order and meaning in the world around us. It’s the only way we’re able to function in society, really. The problem is that this intuited perception of cause and effect is often nothing more than an illusion.
In The Drunkard’s Walk, Leonard Mlodinow shows how much of a role non-order plays in our day-to-day lives, whether we realize it or not.