Monday, June 11, 2007

What Can I Do?

You might not be able to do everything, but you can do something.

So what can I do to make the world a better place? I am only one person.

Completing one thing at a time makes a difference. You never know the how positive affect you make in one person's life is going to affect the world until you do it.

It is the butterfly effect. You do something good for three people. Then each of those people do something good for three other people and so on. This does not mean that you should not stop at when you reach three.

All the people that do good onto other people because of you act of kindness you did all come back to you in the grand scheme of things. So you might not be able to do everything, but you can do something.

Make someone's day and perform a random act of kindness. It is the least you can do.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wikipedia: Butterfly effect The butterfly effect is a phrase that encapsulates the more technical notion of sensitive dependence on initial conditions in chaos theory. Small variations of the initial condition of a nonlinear dynamical system may produce large variations in the long term behavior of the system. So this is sometimes presented as esoteric behavior, but can be exhibited by very simple systems: for example, a ball placed at the crest of a hill might roll into any of several valleys depending on slight differences in initial position.

The phrase refers to the idea that a butterfly's wings might create tiny changes in the atmosphere that ultimately cause a tornado to appear (but not prevent a tornado from appearing). The flapping wing represents a small change in the initial condition of the system, which causes a chain of events leading to large-scale phenomena. Had the butterfly not flapped its wings, the trajectory of the system might have been vastly different.

Recurrence, the approximate return of a system towards its initial conditions, together with sensitive dependence on initial conditions are the two main ingredients for chaotic motion. They have the practical consequence of making complex systems, such as the weather, difficult to predict past a certain time range (approximately a week in the case of weather).


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