Does Every Action have an Opposite Reaction?
How many people have I affected? I think that I've met thousands of people so far, but only about a hundred or so have I actually talked to or done a gesture to, but does that affect them? For stopping them or slowing them down by one second, have I changed their life entirely?
As I said hello and waving my hand to Brendan, he cocked his head towards me in order to reply, but as he did so instead of continuing to walk, the girl that was just around the corner walking towards him walked right past him. If I had not spoken to him at that moment, he would've collided with her and possibly would've ended up dating her. Or have I saved him from a childish argument? As he would've walked into her, knocking both of them down and landing into a rather suggestive position they could've been mocked by the people around them. This would start a school-wide rumor that could've destroyed both of them. Instead of these happening, I grabbed his attention for a complete second hopefully indicated that at least one person in the terrible school appreciates that he still exists.
Taking another shot of vodka with my Russian-loving friend Nihail, I pointed to a rather voluptuous female on the other end of the house and asked if Nihail would try to woo her. With his drunken manner, he swayed his head vertically indicated that he would. Then he cautiously walked through the groups of people in order to reach her and woe her. Instead of doing such things, Nihail may not have tried his luck at the voluptuous female and ending up laying with her that night. If I had not pointed out the voluptuous female and instead pointed out a muscular man, would Nihail, in his drunken state, have laid with him instead? Am I the reasoning for the acts of Nihail, or would he have eventually managed to woo the voluptuous female on his own?
Before crossing the road in my car, I took one second too long at the green light than I really should've and ended up missing getting T-boned by another vehicle. If my body had functioned more so like a robot, would I have died that night because then my car would've been T-boned? Would I be in the hospital right now dreaming what little remains of my life away because I would be in a coma due to trauma? Would there be friends, family, and unknown strangers crying over my body as it is lowered six feet into the ground?
How many people have I affected, and how many people have affected me for the better or for the worse? Is this all accidental, or was it methodically put into place due to hatred? I don't understand how the universe works but feeling as though I have affected other's lives for the worse, does it make me cynical or worrisome? Does each action of mine have an action and reaction of equal proportion? Could my choice of not dating, affect the life of a possible partner? Could my choice of leaving behind part of my family in return make my family leave me? These questions are impossible to answer without a bystander to witness it all, but who would want to follow me around, watching everything I do, and pointing out all possible paths that I could take?