Friday, August 24, 2007

Butterfly effect

"The flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil may set off a tornado in Texas "

- Chaos theory

In mathematics and physics, chaos theory describes the behavior of certain nonlinear dynamical systems that under specific conditions exhibit dynamics that are sensitive to initial conditions (popularly referred to as the butterfly effect). As a result of this sensitivity, the behavior of chaotic systems appears to be random, because of an exponential growth of errors in the initial conditions. This happens even though these systems are deterministic in the sense that their future dynamics are well defined by their initial conditions, and there are no random elements involved. This behavior is known as deterministic chaos, or simply chaos.

Well this to most is an obscure physics theory , but being the lover of physics i think this has more significance in our day to day life...

I don't believe in fate or anything like that , i believe that our life is also totally deterministic, but it like any other small particle in this huge cyclotron called The World is so sensitive to initial conditions that the end result is never what we hoped for.

So all our life we are plagued with the thoughts of " if i had......" , "if only i had not...." and the likes , its true that our life would have not been the same if we would or would not have done that thing , but better or worse no one can tell... And this is the thing what most people miss out....

So i think try to correct your mistakes but not cry over them.... Not only is that futile but also sometimes not necessary ....

Because i think there is only one way to live a life , you can be a pessimist or optimist but never a realist. You can hate someone or love someone but can never ignore , you can be a teetotaller or not it , there's nothing as a social or moderate smoker or drinker because someday some moment will push you over the edge. You can only be introvert or extrovert by nature . YOu can ve cunning or meek. You cannot just clap your hands and become someone else entirely. The choices you make you what you are , and what you are makes your choices. And what will happen to you after those choices ?? Well your guess is as good as anybodies.

So we keep making our choices , and this cyclotron applies its forces n us and so the end result is chaos but as in Physics' terms " Deterministic Chaos"

You cannot plan what happens in this life . So take each day as it comes , and make the best decision you can on that time . Leave the particle path to the MRI scanners. As a one wise old man said "In the long run we'll all be dead "

Among Max Payne's true verbal gold this one is right up there -

" There are no choices. Nothing but a straight line. The illusion comes afterwards, when you ask "Why me?" and "What if?". When you look back and see the branches, like a pruned bonsai tree, or forked lightning. If you had done something differently, it wouldn't be you, it would be someone else looking back, asking a different set of questions. "


  1. Phew!!

    Mythologically - Kisi scientist ki aatma aa gayi thi likhte likhte... (Toooo Heavy yaar)

    Technically - Life ko leke bade hi analytical ho.
    (Butterfly effect ko Life se joda hain)

    I say - I HATE Physics.... ;-(

  2. I will make my word more easy:

    Please DRINK and WRITE...

  3. I agree with Meenal... It is too heavy.
    I always loved discussing philosophy with and what I realize, even though we havent talked much for quite sometime now, you have not changed a lot.
    That is what I find admirable about you, your beliefs. They do not change with time. I get a feeling you always know what you want in life and are patient enough to wait for it. Maybe a bit lazy.

    After reading this article of yours I feel I get a better hang of what butterfly effect is (which I dint understand a bit from the definition at the top), if not anything else you were trying to convey

  4. Ha ha ha ... Chalo kuch to faayda hua ye sab padhke tereko ...


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