068 Beyond Block Test 2

Knowledge of what lies beyond a potential barrier, only remains a probability, that is sometimes so small that it would be physically impossible for us to know, unless we tunnel through the barrier, but that will take a very long time. This is quantum mechanics, but I always like to project the quantum world onto reality to see how it fits in.

I always tell people, "a life without uncertainty is not a life worth living", we need uncertainty in life, because a well-planned out life does not allow flexibility in options and the cultivation of spontaneity, although at the back of my mind I avoid being too spontaneous and being an at-the-moment person, because there is always something we plan to do.

So, life beyond Block Test 2 is painfully uncertain, besides going on to prepare for Prelims and goodness knows how many other tests in the middle, but then again, do we really want to know what lies beyond...

"There's this part from the latest Harry Potter movie, where Sirius Black falls "beyond the veil" in the Department of Mysteries after being shot with by a spell. Harry, who loved his godfather so much wanted to go into the veil, (It should be noted that "Beyond The Veil" was the chapter title where this event happened in the book), but was stopped by someone because he knew that Sirius would never return."

The future is like this veil, once we go beyond it, we would never return to the point we enter it. The future may not be dangerous and we don't have to be shot to enter it, we enter voluntarily, but sometimes we don't like to see what is in it. What is there to do? We just must go on....

"Another story I would like to tell is the story of the missing brick. Once, a man was planning to build a house of bricks, and he drew out a meticulous plan on how to use every brick in his structure. However, when his order of bricks arrived, he found that there was one brick short. What could he do? He could choose to redraw the entire plan just to account for the missing brick, or try to accomodate for the missing brick by modifying the structure or removing a feature. There were many things he could do, but he chose only one method. He simply ordered another brick"

The lesson behind this allegory is to show that we should not let just any small problems destroy our entire plans. We plan and plan and when the day comes, we find and error. We don't start from scratch, or formulate a new plan on the spot. No, we should just solve the problem with as little effort as possible and then let life take its course again. Don't be like a boulder, which gets stopped by a pit in the ground but act like a river, and go around any rock that blocks the path.

Suddenly, the future doesn't seem that bad, after all, we only have to learn how to face it and treat the future like it is a blessing rather than a curse.