Random is something that happens out of the blue, it is not expected and there is no conscious decision involved. Winning the lottery is a random act, and so are random sample surveys which just pick a specific number of participants blindly. Random quotes show that there are some things in life that you can not expect, but these may happen without warning when you least expect them. Life can be random and unpredictable, and when people realize that sometimes things happen without conscious design or reason then this can be a new discovery. Something that is random can not be adequately prepared for because you do not know that it is coming. Random events are what makes life so interesting and exciting.