I love complexity, I love learning new things, I had heard this term before, but never really bothered to find out any details about it. Then as I sat in office the other day, trying to have a go on the several things that seem to be swallowing me up, workload, school assignments and the so many other things I have not accomplished, some of which I honestly cannot do much about, somebody spoke about the complexity theory and referred to the butterfly effect. In that moment, it hit my mind, I wanted to know more about the butterfly effect and so I went hunting.
In my search for information, I came across a presentation by Andy Andrews, he brought it all to life. The butterfly effect was a doctoral thesis written in 1963 by a guy called Edward Lorenz and submitted to the New York academy of science and was thrown out of there. The theory held that a butterfly can flap its wings on one side of the world and set molecules into motion that would then affect other molecules and the cycle would go on and it would end up causing a hurricane on the other side of the world. I was crazy! But because it was so interesting, it hang around in legend and movies and finally physics professors in the mid 90s proved that it was accurate and viable and worked every time and not just with butterflies but with any form of moving matter including YOU. It was given law status, “The law of sensitive dependence upon initial conditions.” (At this point am tempted to put up the mathematical formula and feel intelligent, but no… I will stick to what I know best, words.) There is always a butterfly, sometimes it comes from Africa or from Europe and it is responsible for Tornados in Brazil or Texas.
Everything you do matters, every move you make, every action you take matters not just for you but for the whole universe and forever. An interplay of small causes and large consequences.
(This write up was saved 4 years ago. I just read it now and there are a few things I could have edited but I choose not to. I will just publish it as it is.)