What the %$#@ just happened?: II

My wife is a huge proponent of variables. Meaning one can’t just take base, surface facts, cobble them together and form a reliable thesis.

For example (in the case of Mitch and his wife): There are X number of successful names.

If we give X name to Y baby, Y baby will go to an Ivy League school.

To me, the unspoken variable is, oddly, the ludicrousness of the whole ordeal. It changes the equation from, If we give X name to Y baby, Y baby will go to an Ivy League school to If we give X name to Y baby, Y baby will go to an Ivy League school, BUT what if X name is given to Y baby on a really crummy reality TV show?

In other words, does Y baby, upon discovering that he was named X because of a crummy reality TV show, instantly morph from Harvard to McDonald’s? (Note: Not that anything’s wrong with working at McDonald’s. I just don’t think it’s their dream).

Check back in 2029.

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