Introduction: Chaos, Order, Opportunity.
There is an ancient curse believed to originate from Oriental folklore – “May you live in interesting times”. You’re probably thinking, bring it on. Why be stuck in the passivity of the mundane?
It is a curse that doesn’t actually sound like one. As a modern society, we have embarked on various manners to essentially break from tradition. Since time immemorial – we can debate the origins of life later – people have looked for manners in which to disrupt the status quo of their known surroundings.
Hence this curse, or rather the gift with the curse, sits perfectly in our cognitive blind spot. Since the rewards potentially gleaned from rejecting the predisposed modus operandi can bring with it the opportunity to advance society as a whole, not just the individual.
Considering that we are still dealing with a curse we have to interpret it as such still. It’s the ultimate back-handed compliment that doesn’t ever hit you. Since we are fallible creatures and often we will lose focus, grow weary, become disillusioned we begin to use our tools of creation with a listless purpose.
It is this balance between chaos and order that I hope to explore, using this blog as the vehicle. To walk the line between my own considered definitions of chaos and order. To balance those definitions against the widely held, yet ever-evolving social contract, the laws of my domicile and the spiritual inclinations thereof.
Through this, I hope to begin recognizing the opportunities within the chaos of life. While also understanding that there is an opportunity in chaos to create even more chaos. Which in itself is also relative to each person’s environment and what order, chaos, and opportunity mean for each person/group/family/team/community and country.