Correlation inequalities

“WE CAN, IF we so choose, wander aimlessly over the continent of the arbitrary. Rootless as some winged seed blown about on a serendipitous spring breeze.

Nonetheless, we can in the same breath deny that there is any such thing as coincidence. What’s done is done, what’s yet to be is clearly yet to be, and so on. In other words, sandwiched as we are between the “everything” that is behind us and the “zero” beyond us, ours is a ephemeral existence in which there is neither coincidence nor possibility.”

– from A Wild Sheep Chase by Haruki Murakami

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