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Every thing you do, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant, matters. It might seem a hard statement to believe to some people, but it is the absolute truth.

You can look at it from which ever angle that would make you comfortable, be it fate, destiny, karma or even voodoo! As long as you understand, or in reality just try to understand that your actions, regardless of it’s immediate impact, is bound to have consequences beyond your imagination.

To put this in prospective I would like to refer to a concept that most of us, if not all is familiar with, a concept that you have heard about, or seen in movies, that concept is: The Butterfly Effect!

It is mostly tied with time travel and chaos theory and whatnot, but I would like to focus on the origin of the name of the concept (As I always do): It is called the butterfly effect, referring to the flapping wings of a butterfly and the little change it does to the atmosphere that it can actually cause the path of a tornado to be altered, delayed or stop it from ever occurring.

The little tiny flapping wings represents a very small change in the system in it’s initial stages, that will provoke a series of events that will have a gigantic alterations to events. The best representation of that concept, that I have seen, was in the movie: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, in that scene where it shows Cate Blanchett’s accident.

So if a tiny butterfly wings can stop a tornado, or cause it to move, imagine and reconsider the actions, whether big or small, in changing the course of events.

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Order from chaos

A new year has dawned upon us, hopefully it can quickly make us forget the woes of 2009. Things were truly crazy and chaotic, it really felt like everything was upside down last year. I hope that chapter is over and in this new year we can move past all the wackiness and muster some order.

I believe that we should try and find order from chaos ( Ordo Ab Chao) that’s in Latin. This concept of finding some form of order from chaos has been talked about since Galileo’s time. The idea is that things that seem to be chaotic and is influenced by too many things to be predicted can actually be predicted if you look at it in a different light.

While attending a sermon in a cathedral in Pisa, he got bored, so he kept himself busy by watching the cathedral’s candelabra which was swinging like a pendulum. It seemed chaotic how this thing would swing due to the numerous things that could effect it’s movement, but when he started timing the swinging movement against his own pulse he found out that it was predictable.

These discoveries by Galileo later inspired a lot of scientists after him, including Sir Isaac Newton.

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