Was the Future Ever Certain?

Robyne Stevenson
4 min readMar 27, 2020

Everyone I talk to says the same thing. Everything is so uncertain. I don’t know what will happen and I’m anxious. I can’t make plans. All my plans are falling through. What will happen?

Humans are planners because we like to identify patterns and make things mean something. Because of that we assume we have some kind of ability to control the future, some kind of certainty exists. If it’s on my calendar — it’s…

Robyne Stevenson

I travel the country in my Airstream meeting people and enjoying life. I’m a writer. I was a Professor of Politics. Things change.