Butterflies Got Nothing on Me
This week I was late on purpose. It’s part of today’s lesson. I’ll get to that later.
In life there are three major types of chaos. I call them Cacophony, Disorder, and Subtle.
The first, Cacophony, is simply everything happening at once. This is typically what people think about when they think of chaos.
The second, Disorder, is a little bit of a misnomer. Chaos by definition is the opposite of order. So whenever something happens that’s not in the typical order of things is chaos and can be big and important, like a certain event on September 11, 2001, or a small and, at least seemingly, insignificant, like this post being late (told you I’d get to it). The Joker from The Dark Knight explained it pretty well to Harvey Dent in the hospital with the idea that soldiers or gangbangers in groups dying would be fine but one mayor dying would freak people out.
The third, Subtle, is my specialty. It is when something small changes everything. Simply put: the butterfly effect. Knowing everything, I know how to push something in just the right way or get something to happen that most people wouldn’t even notice to get what I want done. Other gods can only guess, and quite often, are wrong. I would give some examples, but where’s the fun in that.
See you next week.