Most of us will only write this date on our checks once in a lifetime. (I should go buy something special just to say I did it.) The last time this happened, it was Nov. 11, 1911; the next time will be Nov. 11, 2111. So this is a very special date both historically and mathematically.
Because it’s a special date, many people feel one of three things will happen…something good, something bad, or not much at all. It all depends on your outlook on life. Is the glass half-full or half-empty? I feel you can choose your own outcome.
11*11*11: According to the website HubPages, there are three possible scenarios. I choose #1 if given the choice.
1. Something good happens— There is absolutely no scientific basis for this belief. There are no known logical premises for this belief. The belief that something good will happen is based solely on spiritualism, faith, and/or innate optimism. This belief is not necessarily a bad thing; we don’t know everything; the probability is not zero.
2. Nothing happens— This is the most likely scenario. Just because an unusual date number sequence occurs doesn’t mean that something extraordinary will happen. Usually it’s a non-event.
3. Something bad happens— There is absolutely no scientific basis for this belief. There are no known logical premises for this belief. The belief that something bad will happen is based solely on pessimism of reality. This belief is not necessarily false; after all, things are generally/usually a mess. The probability is not zero.
But what makes this day extra special to me is that Veterans Day is celebrated on such a historic day. Go hug a Veteran today. Then you’re guaranteed that something good happened to you today.