Jewish Proverb 1

“Der mentsh trakht un Got lakht.” (Man plans, God laughs.)


The possibilities of what will be in the now are infinite and unpredictable. Thus, our expectations of what will be are illusionary. Planning in anticipation of our expectations is funny, when our plans have us doing things contrary to what we would do to make the most of what is now.

Moreover, our identity is revealed by how we react when the now is disappointing relative our expectations. As people, we are upset. As God, it’s funny to see people upset having taken their illusions seriously.