I have been thinking about writing this for a while but I didn’t get a chance…
Or rather I have been a bit lazier than usual. Yeah, let’s go with that.
If you are here expecting some elaborate scientific explanation on the butterfly effect from chaos theory, then I am sorry to disappoint you. This is much of a rant on the butterfly effect from a perspective that is rather simpler and affects our daily lives as individuals.
The butterfly effect describes the idea that a small change can make much bigger changes happen. The idea was coined by Edward Lorenz.
The term butterfly effect comes from an analogy where a butterfly flaps its wings in Chicago and a tornado occurs in Tokyo. Weather is hard to forecast, because small changes like this can have a big impact on the weather. Therefore, this example is possible.
It can also be understood that a small change was made to history, which could have a very bad impact later on. That is amusing we have time traveling. For now, we don’t have to worry about that.
However, if you have watched sci-fi movies or read books that involved time traveling, then you have probably seen how they were very cautious about changing anything in the past. An action that would seem insignificant like sneezing or coughing in the past could have significant repercussions in the future.
That idea also applies to our present life. That an action you take today, as insignificant as it would seem to you will have a huge impact on your life down the road. A simple “hello” can create a cascade of events that might lead to a lifelong relationship.
A few years ago, I actually had a similar idea. At the time, I didn’t know about the idea of the butterfly effect. So, my idea was genuine in some ways. I called it the ‘Spider Web’. The idea was that every action we take regardless of its significance has an impact on our life. Hence, based on that idea, coincidence is not something that happens totally by chance but rather occurs through a chain of events that we are unable to follow through or fathom.
I came up with the idea by looking at how spider webs The patterns look different with parts joined to each other to form a perfect balance. The architecture is beautiful.
The basis of the idea is that if you touch a single point on the web, the point is interconnected with the other parts of the web. The touch from the single point sents vibrations throughout the nexus. Hence, the ‘spider web’ hypothesis. I want to work more on it, but at the moment I’m too occupied. Want to collaborate? *wink
Anyway, back to the butterfly effect. The point I want to make is that whatever action you take today will have significant consequences in the future. However, there is no telling which specific actions you take that will have an impact on your life. But as of today, what I want you to take from this post at least, is that you should be cautious of your actions and be deliberate.
A simple action that will seem unimportant to you may have a great effect on your life tomorrow.
…to be honest, I am losing my train of thought here.
I’m going to wrap it up here.
Let me know what you think in the comment section below!