So, recently I was thinking about the past and some of the adventures I have had. I call them adventures because calling them anything else might be a little depressing. One of the particular events I can remember was the day I had to return an engagement ring. Surprisingly jewelry companies are quite understanding when it comes to this particular action. I accredit this to the fact that jewelry is easily reclaimed, even customized, the diamonds can be removed and the metals melted and recast. I also attribute it to the fact that while most occasions of the “popped question” result in a response of yes, a good percentage of them result in a no.

So for a slight tangent, yesterday I was doing some reading on quantum theories, and in particular, quantum suicide. Those of you who are unfamiliar with the idea, I’ll briefly explain. There are two major theories for the way the world works in relation to quantum particles. The first, and the longest existing, is the Two-World theory, which states that for every decision that is made, a parallel universe exists somewhere in which the opposite decision was made. The other popular theory, the Copenhagen theory, states that we exist in all states until the decision is discovered or made. This theory was made popular by the Schrodinger’s cat experiment. Essentially, this would say that something that is not yet known is everything it could possibly be, until it is discovered, then upon observation, it is forced to take one of the states, therefore negating the other states. I know, this is getting deep quick, but stick with me.

So, according to the Two-Worlds theory, the decisions we make are done different in some other place. It really makes you think about the things that could have been. Perhaps in a different world, JFK wasn’t assassinated, or maybe Hitler was not stopped, or any possible scenario. I can hear what most people are thinking, what does it matter? The answer: it doesn’t, except that it does. We exist because a series of decisions was made. We are alive, because we’ve made decisions that led us down a path in which we stay alive. It says a great deal about the decisions we make every day. Everything we decide to do is important, and we should take the opportunity to examine what we are doing with our lives. Do you feel like your purpose in life is justifying your ability to be able to make decisions? If not, maybe you need to analyze why you feel you are here in this world, and the decisions that have taken you away from what your purpose is. Everyday you wake up is a gift, use that gift to the best of your abilities, or maybe the giver will stop giving.

And that, friends, is what matters about quantum physics.