Thanks to all of you who keep me writing.
I reckon, they come to read some of my trash talking, you know like those wrestlers before a fight.
Every once in awhile, I get emails from various readers saying "Thanks for the post..."
Then I'm like "Woah..." cos a lot of times, I'm just sharing the stuff that I have experienced, or the weird thoughts that run through my mind and all that.
Then I thought about the below video. Quite interesting...
The butterfly effect is very loosely remembered as a butterfly flapping it's wings somewhere may cause a tornado somewhere else. Ok that sounds sexy.
Rather what happened was previously, some meteorological station had some weather model to predict the weather. Some guy, he rounded the number (0.506) to key into the model, but found out that if he used the un-rounded number (0.506127), he would get vastly different results.
Basically meaning that a small cause can result in bigger endings.
Lorenz discovered the effect when he observed that runs of his weather model with initial condition data that was rounded in a seemingly inconsequential manner would fail to reproduce the results of runs with the unrounded initial condition data. A very small change in initial conditions had created a significantly different outcome.
This video is somewhat like that... a small thing which may cause changes in other people's lives.
The WWI example in the video sounds like Final Destination.
So if you've watched the video, it's only 9 minutes.
It's very much about how other insignificant things might affect other things.
Like, if I loved my job, I would not have started this blog, and if I didn't start this blog, you wouldn't have certain perceptions or made certain decisions in your life.
You may have more confidence to quit your job. And you might actually do it.
You may have decided to have kids or not have kids, or bought a car or not bought a car.
Or so many other things.
When I first watched the video, I thought about myself, about what other things around me affected who I was and the decisions I made. How I met my wife, the decisions my parents made and how that made me out to be who I was.
It was more recently as the blog gained more readers and people started reaching out to me that I realized that the decisions that my parents made doesn't stop only at me.
I am further affecting other people and changing their way of thinking in some way or another.
Who we are seems to be the accumulation of all the events which happened around us but it's really much further than that.
Like you don't know my parents, or my boss, or my wife, and yet all of them made me who I am.
And due to that, I write this blog and it somehow affects you, may be a big way or may be a small way. Or maybe even no effect at all, etc.
Quite cool isn't it.
Nothing much to this post. Just sharing.
<<PREVIOUS POST // NEXT POST>>