Butterflies And Bullets

Chaos ButterflyButterflies and bullets – There’s not much in common between the two in most people’s minds. Most people, however, are quite wrong because butterflies are a lot like bullets. Much like you’ll never hear the bullet that kills you, you’ll never see the butterfly that takes you and/or your carefully crafted predictions and plans out either.

That’s life, folks.

Chaos is life, life is chaos – or a deeper order that we cannot fully perceive. Either way, it’s a deterministic nonlinear system with a sensitive dependency upon far too many and too diverse and separated initial conditions for us to come even close to predicting what will happen with any certainty at all.

Related Reading:

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
Chaos: Making a New Science
Musing Mediterranean: Fun, Family, and Faraway Places Transform an Anxious Traveler
Condensed Chaos: An Introduction to Chaos Magic
Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth—and How to Fix It

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