# The Unforeseen

by on March 29, 2012

Every time the grade 5′s have a big party before vacation, I always hear people shouting and screaming: “Today was the best day of my life!”

Quite frankly, it’s 99.9% not true.

There’s always going to be some day that will be even better than today. Even if it is the last day of your life. Even if it is the first day of your life. You cannot disprove that.

When I’m thinking about math, and how I am good at math, there is going to be people who are better at math than me. When you’re a strict teacher, and you believe you are the strictest teacher in the world, you’re wrong– there’s always going to be a teacher that is even stricter. When Usain Bolt believes he is the fastest runner of all time, there’s always a person that is faster than him. (Well, maybe not. 99.9% ≠ 100%)

See, the probability of you being the world’s best is extremely low, which is literally equivalent to impossible. The probability of being the world’s worst… well, I think you get what I mean.

Now, let’s go back to the Usain Bolt example. He is the world’s fastest runner, currently. But, no matter if it is a matter of nanoseconds or eternity, someone will be faster than him in the future. Someone, someone unforeseen.

Even if you are amongst the extremely lucky, that “lucky” period will be only for a short period of time, as explained in the above example. Time does not expire– there is an infinite supply of it. That means, if you were asked to find the limit as x approaches eternity of x/time, it would be 0. Even in year 3000, when the earth explodes into pieces; there’s going to be some alien in Mars who will run faster than Usain Bolt, even though that is literally unimaginable right now. The unforeseen.

The unforeseen now will become the seen in the future, and vice versa– the seen now will become unforeseen in the future.