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We are Structured Chaos

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There are laws that make up our universe – some of which we still don’t understand or know even exist. As best we know, we’re part of a great expansion. From the big bang, we are the consequences, the results, of time and matter. Everything exists because of a natural structure to things.

If we – all – are on a continuum of a great expansion, are we simply a reaction to a stimulus? Is our existence, our thoughts, our actions, simply nature playing out its natural, violent rhythm? I think the answer is yes and no. Yes, in that everything we are and do is a result – a reaction – of a structured, lawful existence of everything. No, in that the future is unknown and un-lived.

There is a dichotomy between our existence and our behavior being predictable in hindsight, and the unknown chaotic future powered by our choices. A future that is most certainly predestined by the structured chaos of our universe, and its still mysterious properties.

For me it reinforces the meaning of life. That is, to fulfill the purpose of our existence – to live vigorously to the end.