Is Chaos so Bad?

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Editorial and Opinion  |  House: Booksie Classic
A very short piece I wrote on my view on chaos in the world.

Submitted: January 14, 2020

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I hear it so often. That there are forces of good and evil; light and dark; balance and chaos. I see it in books, on television, in movies, and in so many other mediums of elaborate epics. I see it in people and the very forces of nature. But I do not see it the way as most others.

We are told from an early age that balance is good and that chaos is evil, but what if that is not the case? We are told that balance is the natural order and that chaos is anything that clashes against it. But if that is the case, then wouldn’t earthquakes be harbingers of balance? Are hurricanes not holy heralds from the heavens, seeking to cleanse the land? If balance is the natural order, and natural disasters are a part of that order, then wouldn’t all natural disasters be deemed “good”?. For what is more natural than our very planet itself? 

And if chaos is anything that defies this order, then what about miracles? Are they anything more than a random and defiant spark against the very fabric of the universe? No! Miracles are chaos because they were not supposed to happen! And what is more miraculous than the birth of a living being? What balance, what order, exists in a concoction of flesh and blood thrust into existence? Is not our very creation just an act of chaos? And if so, then why are we so obsessed with this idea, this notion, of balance? 

And how have we fooled ourselves into thinking we’re a part of it? 

Humans are not balance. We think, we adapt, we grow, we change, we fight, we build. That is not balance. We are not balance.

A volcano will erupt and destroy everything around it. It will cause fires, devastate homes, and slaughter countless lives without remorse. This is balance. This is balance because the volcano did what it has to do; it has not control, not power, over its fury. Only the laws of science control what the volcano does; only order. 

Humanity is chaos not only because of our making, but also because we do something that no natural force in the universe is capable of doing. 

We choose.

Choice is arguably the most chaotic concept in the cosmos. Balance is something that happens on its own, that dictates itself; it is not natural to choose. We choose to run from the volcano; the volcano does not choose to kill us. While everything else is bound to follow the rules of its upbringing, we are free to ignore our primal purpose. 

We are free to ignore it because we do not have one.

So forget what you have been told about the forces that divide us; because they don’t exist. Everything is against us: nature, disasters, the world, and the universe. They are all balance. 

But we are chaos! 

We are not divided, we are all one under the same universal fact: that nothing we do makes sense. Not in accordance to the laws of balance, of order. We do what we do because we want to, because we can, because we are able, and because we are chaotic. It is our birthright. 

And there is nothing more chaotic than being born.

 


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