A Life of Randomness

This week Thomas Sowell made an excellent point:  our freedom of choice necessarily eliminates the prospect of perfect diversity, and as a result, thoughtful individuals should not expect a perfectly diverse distribution of human beings in any area of life. The reason for this, as Mr. Sowell ably points out, is that people have individualized inclinations, come from different cultures, and encounter harmlessly variegated opportunities for personal  growth throughout life.

Perhaps it’s a matter of personal experience, but a life of sterile statistical randomness sounds quite unappealing; thankfully life is more than a coin flip.


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