Unpredictable Is The New Predictable
FIFA 18 has not just pushed the normal household into frenzy where day birds transform into night owls but has also led to a firmer belief in the power of unpredictable.
I mean, who could have thought of quarter finals being played sans Messi, Ronaldo or Kroos!
The events at Russia have been both exciting as well as devastating as pre- tournament predictions have gone inaccurate with each goal at the post.
Unpredictability has not contained itself in sports but life itself is nothing but our take and retake on uncertainties.
Now, who could have predicted this race against time and having evicted twelve boys who had been trapped in a labyrinthine flooded cave for over two weeks in Thailand?
Contrastingly there are numerous cases when people who appear to have been in best of health and spirits, tucked in safe havens are suddenly gripped in terminal illness.
In both the scenarios however, the affected people would have lived by design.
The boys on the adventure spree indisputably would have followed a detailed plan, route et al but alas! they got trapped, and once trapped they had feeble chances of being rescued due to weather constraints But, they have been rescued, unexpected, isn’t it?
Fit as fiddle Bollywood diva Sonali Bendre also would have dreamt of seeing her family grow and realize her personal and professional designs, spending hours on fitness which is not for mere aesthetic appeal but for being able bodied so as to ward of unwanted diseases creeping and crippling not just the physical but the mental state, But would she have predicted a metastised cancer?
The unpredictability is now a way of life!!!
From the seemingly unstoppable, unforeseen terror attacks in ever peaceful European nations like France, Belgium and Germany to political earthquake caused by Britain's Brexit vote and Americans making Mr Trump as the leader of the free world, unpredictability is pervasive!
Not forgetting to mention 9/11 which has altered large strips of the world beyond recognition.
When the world around us is grappled in unpredictability, the nature is innately unpredictable then the only thing which baffles me is why are we so predictable?
Why emotions are consistent in these blankets of inconsistency around us?
And these consistent emotions during inconsistent happenings are the only wall against our ability to cope up against the unpredictable.
Now how divine it is to see someone fighting the "C" word by showcasing a new avatar, a new hairdo and unexpectadely not a sad and gone front! (Well if only I could pen the zillion of self constructive thoughts that strolled my mind seeing those pics.)
According to a historical account, communicating emotional inconsistency and unpredictability helped Elizabeth I secure greater concessions from opponents in conﬂict and negotiations. Appearing inconsistent and unpredictable has even become part of contemporary military strategy around the globe.
I so recall a friend, who underwent a tremendous personal loss, and the fashion in which she coped up was beyond our predictable purview, maybe expecting a typical display of emotions or exhibiting helplessness.
But the inconsistency of her emotions, the unpredictability of her take on life changing event impacted me in the significance of inconsistent emotions.
This inconsistency of emotion is merely not restricted to such heavy events but it also brings a new facet in mundane too.
What glitter gets spawned when you hear a Yes, anticipating a No!
What a momentous day it dawns out to be when you have a message flash from unexpected yet close acquaintances!
How beautiful life turns out to hear things which you least expected to hear!
Emotional Unpredictability is the way forward, it’s like showing to the world, maybe to the higher being, that for every unpredictable spin ball you throw at me, I too have a six to hit!!!
As my all-time favorite artist Paula Abdul quotes, “When people expect me to go right, I’ll go left. I am unpredictable.
One should never empty its bucket of mystery!