If you were given a pendulum and you were asked to calculate a point in the future, you might think it would be relatively simple. It should be predictable with the known laws of motion. The calculation is so hard that it requires a computer. Let’s say you accomplished this and I asked you to do it again with slightly different conditions. It is easy to assume you might also assume the output would be only slightly different but, instead you get chaos. Tiny changes of an input means a large change to the output. This also relates to human behavior.

Edward Lorenz an American meteorologist and mathematician identified that in chaotic systems even the tiniest changes in systems magnify the outcome. He was renowned in mathematics by Dartmouth and Harvard. After World War II he dove into meteorology by applying laws and mathematics. His team and himself coined what we understand as the butterfly effect, formally known as Chaos Theory. Not the 2004 sci-fi thriller movie, The Butterfly Effect starting Ashton Kutcher. Although, the principles of Chaos Theory are present.

It is hard to predict anything in a faraway point in time.  It is safe to say without extremely accurate and precise information it is almost impossible to predict any future information.  As humans we are always trying to make sense of the world. All small changes positive or negative shape you and the presence around you.

Every smile, every laugh and helpful hand changes the trajectory of your path and the subjects around you. This theory is prevalent in psychology and neurology.

Give your pendulum a new outcome. Bring energy back into your life by taking control of your thoughts and actions towards yourself and others. God says; do not be deceived, you reap what you sow, and that is shown in nature with chaos theory. Commit to the positive actions every single day.  You do not get in life what you want, you get in life what you are.  You cannot reinvent the wheel or a pendulum but, you can dramatically change your outcome with a few small changes.

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1. Yaya says:

Butterfly affect – makes a difference for good or bad depending on what you put out there.

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