The most important decision we make is whether we believe the universe is friendly or hostile.
Albert Einstein said that and he expanded on this comment with the following commentary.
For if we decide that the universe is an unfriendly place, then we will use our technology, our scientific discoveries and our natural resources to achieve safety and power by creating bigger walls to keep out the unfriendliness and bigger weapons to destroy all that which is unfriendly and I believe that we are getting to a place where technology is powerful enough that we may either completely isolate or destroy ourselves as well in this process.
If we decide that the universe is neither friendly nor unfriendly and that God is essentially ‘playing dice with the universe’, then we are simply victims to the random toss of the dice and our lives have no real purpose or meaning.
But if we decide that the universe is a friendly place, then we will use our technology, our scientific discoveries and our natural resources to create tools and models for understanding that universe. Because power and safety will come through understanding its workings and its motives.”
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2 thoughts on “Do You Live in a Friendly or Hostile Universe? – Day 50 of 365 Days to a Better You”
I definitely think we make a difference with our choice of attitudes and actions. We aren’t separate from the universe, after all, but part of it. If we’re friendly, then the universe is a little friendlier too.
Hi, Arlene. Thanks for taking a moment to comment. I agree. It’s easy to see on an individual level. Would you agree it’s also true at the community, national, and global level? If it is, why do you think there’s such a bias in our media toward the unfriendly perspective?