"8 out of 10"
A recent study found that 8 out of every 10 people would prefer to live a life that is completely predictable rather than a life that is spontaneous.
This shouldn’t be surprising, considering most human beings tend to be “creatures of habit.” Even so, this statistic did still surprise me. It made me wonder, how does the need for predictability, stability, and the comfort of knowing what comes next shape our lives? Does it limit us? Does it provide us with fulfillment? Is a life of predictability even realistic? Then I began to wonder about the unpredictable things that happen to us throughout our lives, both personally and universally. How do those occurrences change our minds and affect our life-plans? This piece is meant to examine the events that happen to us (both planned and unplanned), and ask the viewer to reflect on what they want out of life—predictability, which offers us comfort, or spontaneity, which offers us growth?