Just cause

Events happen. They are the things that are perceivable, detectable and observable. Events are physical changes in the world around us.


The fact of an event happening is not related to why it happened. Why is a story we create to help us predict what will come next. We create the idea of causation, suggesting that one event leads to another, and that the second event was “caused” by the first.


Even if this is true, it does not tell us why. It just dictates a string of events.


Why is a far harder concept to grapple with. If “why” is a story, then the story can change. We humans often pick a story that tells us we are bad. Sometimes we tell stories that tell us we are good. Events do not define us as good or bad, only our actions based on our intentions.