existential_066

existential_066

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stream of causality

where in the stream of causality can i pinpoint and attribute the event that led to the outcome that is under question?

like "if it wasn't for ___ this wouldn't have happened"

but how do we decide which event to attribute? for one could go as far back along the chain and make the same argument. "if it wasn't for me being born, none of this would have happened". "if it wasn't for my father being born, none of this would have happened.." "if it wasn't for that gust of wind, none of this would have happened"

related to the butterfly effect (sep essay)