Why did these words resonate with me?
Was it because lately, I’ve come to be more and more comfortable with chaos? Almost to a point where I need to be in constant motion – as a way of life.
I’ve been thinking deeper into the origins of my thoughts, my ideas – of myself, of life, of the living in general. A curious child, I’ve always wanted to know more, learn more. Learning – that’s the thing that excites me the most, you know, the act of knowing something new, doing something new, but more importantly integrating something new in a thought process.
Collaboration. That’s the ultimate goal.
I’m convinced now more than ever, that this is what I’ve always wanted to do – assimilate this chaos, make curiosity contagious, be a conduit for connections.
Why am I talking about this? What does it have to do with Chaos Theory?
Well it’s the of the whole point of it, isn’t it – finding an underlying order in what appears to be random events.
This thought in itself is so versatile and profound that I could take this post in many different directions. But I’ll try and stick to my original thought of it, of why I began writing this.
I was sitting at the hair salon, waiting for a friend to finish up, when I decided to listen to a podcast on Tableau Calculations. It’s in this conversation, in which the speakers refer to the chaos theorist in Jurassic Park. This immediately drew my thoughts to the butterfly effect, not in the technical sense of it, but in a way that correlates to small causes making large effects.
I spoke a little bit about this in one of my earlier posts, about an effort to do more. As promised, I’ve been working on it – an idea, one from many, an initiative, one of many.
In 2 weeks, I’ve spoken to 4 people from 4 different parts of the world, all diverse in background, different in experience, yet aligned on a vision. And so begins the role of a chaos theorist, unifying these apparently random patterns across the world, into a system of localized change that will cause a larger effect everywhere.
So here I am, taking part in the initiative to build the framework, those initial conditions, the present that one day will influence the future.
“It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly’s wings can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world.” – Chaos Theory