Weeks are just getting more and more exhausting. Are you too feeling the same? Help me with how you are dealing with it and hitting refresh to rejuvenate yourself.
Well, I try and go back to basics. Remember, my previous blog on this topic.
As much as I love writing, reading is equally therapeutic, if not more, for me. Helps me maintain my sanity and gives me the much needed solitude.
I'm re-reading this book by the name Chaos by James Gleick.
Chaos theory is an area of mathematics that explores the behavior of complex systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions. Sounds complex, right? It is. But it is also beautiful if we try to break it down to understand it. Chaos theory, despite being a branch of mathematics, has a significant impact on our daily lives.
You'd have heard or read of "The Butterfly effect".
The butterfly effect is a concept from chaos theory that describes how a small change or action in a system can have significant and unpredictable effects over time. The term "butterfly effect" was coined by meteorologist Edward Lorenz, who suggested that the flap of a butterfly's wings in Brazil could set off a chain of events that ultimately leads to a tornado in Texas.
The butterfly effect implies that seemingly minor events or actions can have major impacts on complex systems, and that even small changes can have unpredictable consequences over time. The idea has been applied to a wide range of fields, including economics, psychology, and ecology, and has become a popular metaphor for the interconnectedness and complexity of our world. Chaos theory emphasises on interconnectedness and reminds us to be mindful of how our actions impact others. We are all part of a complex web of relationships, and our actions can have far-reaching consequences.
I once made a decision to have a random conversation over a call with one of my mentors from my previous organisation; which led to me rejoining the organisation. In the larger scheme of things, it may come across as insignificant at the time, but it led to most profound impact on my career with exposure of immense proportions, helped me build depth and quality content in my field of work, with newer and richer network. That small decision had a butterfly effect that impacted the trajectory of my entire career, so far.
Chaos theory encourages us to embrace the unknown and approach life with curiosity and wonder. By doing so, we can navigate the chaos and find meaning in the seemingly random occurrences that shape our lives.
As humans, we tend to crave predictability and stability in our lives. We want to feel in control, and chaos theory can be a reminder that sometimes, despite our best efforts, things may not go as planned. The uncertainty of life can be scary, but it can also be exhilarating.