Randomness Is the Reigning Monarch of the Universe

Randomness is the reigning monarch of the universe. — Maria Popova, Figuring

We think we are in control, but no matter how many walls we erect around our existence, things happen that come out of nowhere. We do everything perfect at work, and the boss decides to sell the business and you’re laid off. You’ve decided to live your life out alone, and you meet your life’s companion at the new grocery store or at hockey game. God must have a great sense of humor.

Just when you are sure life is about to throw you a high hard one, a curve ball comes your way. When we learn to accept and even anticipate randomness we have come a long way toward understanding our purpose.

It is an irony that we are in control only when we understand we are not in control.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.


  1. My Daddy had a line that suits here. He used to say, “Son, be surprised at nothing.” And to this day, that line plays out to perfection. Whether it’s something someone say, or does, or a change of heart to direction, whatever the situation, if you resolve to his saying (disposition, stance, attitude), you will find yourself less stressed,, more accepting, and certainly more relaxed.
    Boy, do I miss him.

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