Trying to make sense of something

Today’s quote is a spin off something I have been telling myself for the past year-plus. From Vaclav Havel: Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.

As I’ve been searching for new career opportunities since 2016, I’ve been telling myself not to hope for any specific thing to happen but rather hope that things will turn out well. It seems that perhaps I should take that thought two more steps. First step — be confident that things will turn out well. Second step — be certain that something makes sense. The rest will take care of itself.

As I re-read this, I wonder what that “something” is. What needs to make sense? Does anything make sense? I know that my skills and experience make sense. I know that my love for my family, including myself, makes sense. My appreciation of others makes sense. I heard yesterday someone say that you need to treat yourself and others with respect, and that’s all that really matters. That makes sense. The Patriots lost to the Dolphins last night. Now, that doesn’t make sense.

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