Chappelle had a special recently called 8:46 and one of the things he noted in it was 8:46 was the time of his birth. There were a couple other instances he mentions of patterns he sees with numbers and places. When I was rediscover Christianity and trying to make sense of the Bible, a friend let me know that not everything has to be a pattern. The Bible is full of patterns and is self referential, make no mistake about that. What I want to talk about is these people that are constantly forming patterns. I’ve always said the brain is a pattern recognizing machine, but maybe that only applies to my type of brain. There’s a quote by Freud that I think is incredible for its simplicity, but also saying it all. “Everything is related to everything.” I’ve always been a believer in the theory that if we could know where every atom in the world is and how it reacts to every other atom, some sort of super computer could calculate every event that will happen for all eternity. That’s not going to happen because atoms aren’t the most base material. We will never know what the foundation of reality is because, “If our brains were simple enough to understand, we’d be too simple to understand them.” My stomach cells will never know that I ate bad fish last night because that’s not what they were made for, they have specific receptors that cue specific actions. Of course now you’re wondering, what are we made for? Welcome to existentialism, but you’re better off asking “What am I made for?” There’s only one way to find out, go exploring. Exploring is dangerous though, someone might get the idea their head was made for crushing aluminum cans. If people are applauding as they do it, that’s confirmation.