Everything in life is a guess. It’s an estimate. It’s a theory. Sure, it may be based on some really, really, really good evidence. But it’s still just a guess. An assumption. A belief.
Don’t believe me? Try it out.
So, you’re an expert on astrophysics.
How big is the universe?
“Well, our science tells us that we can estimate it to be…”
See? Scientists, fifth grade teachers, bomb experts, teenagers, presidents, the bourgeousie, soccer players, and even the Pope have one thing in common: we’re all just guessing.
About what? About our lives and everyone in them. What’s our next move? Does he love me? Why am I here? Will I be successful? The answers are not easy to find. But they can be guessed at.
Which should make us all really, really, really cynical, right? We should all throw our hands up in the air and give up on foretelling the secrets of the universe because all we have is our best guess.
But do you know something? That simply means that your guess is just as good as someone else’s.
And that puts us all on the same playing field with the same amount of confidence in knowing that we’re right.
So, what’s the answer to your question?
Take a guess. It may be your best bet.