In my experience, our choices and decisions lie between 2 extremes: A butterfly that causes a hurricane and a butterfly in a hurricane. The first is about taking action no matter how small or insignificant, then let the action do its part.  The other is about pure chance, no matter your actions. But I believe life rarely, if ever, puts us at the extremes. We always seem to have the opportunity to act and exert some influence even on what seems a hapless situation.