The word “predictable” comes from the Greek “paedon”, meaning “predetermined,” and “gram” meaning “rule, plan.” The word “predictable” is often used in the context of time, since it refers to the order in which something happens.
The word unpredictable is a more general word for a thing that is “unpredictable”. The word is often used when we’re talking about things that don’t follow a definite pattern. It also refers to things that happen that are unpredictable or unusual.
The word unpredictable refers to an event or circumstance that is out of the way or that follows a predictable pattern. Our predictable world is a place that is very predictable in that it has a certain set of rules and expectations, but where the rules and expectations do not always apply. In that sense our world is unpredictable because while we have certain rules and expectations for the things that happen on our stage, we are not always successful in following them.
The unpredictability of our world means that our expectations of what is to come are also unpredictable because we are not always successful in following our expectations.
In this video I talk about some of the ways in which our world is unpredictable. We live in a world that is constantly changing. We are always being challenged by something new. And yet, while our world is constantly changing, our expectations of what is to come are never completely fulfilled.
I get this a lot. I have this habit of thinking of my own blog as “predictable” because, well, I can predict what I will say, and therefore what is going to be written in it. For example, this blog will be about my random, self-centered, and self-serving rants about the world around me. My blog posts tend to be written in a very different way than my writing style.
I know this because a few days ago I told a friend at work that I was writing about “randomness” in my blog. She looked at me like I was speaking in tongues and asked if that was a real sentence. “No,” I said, “it’s just a sentence I came up with on the fly.
I think there is something slightly annoying about writing in a way that is so predictable that we end up repeating ourselves in the content. To illustrate my point, consider this: The last time you left a comment on my blog, it was for a post that I wrote on the last day of December.
While writing such posts, if you write them in a predictable way, it becomes easy to write the same thing over and over in the same way. When I write my random post and then write the same thing again in the same week, that means that I will have written the same thing for six weeks. And this means that if I read all of my random post, I would have to read the same post for six weeks before I started to actually remember what I wrote on December 31st.
You know how you get the same things over and over in the same way? I read my posts, I write them a year apart, and then I revisit them with a month to go until the new one is written. And guess what? That means that by the time I actually get to read them, I’ll start to see patterns in the writing that I might not have even noticed before I started to read them.