lunes, 26 de agosto de 2013


It takes decades for a tree to grow but a few minutes for a chain saw to kill it. It takes years for skin, tissue and bone to form and mature but it takes a few seconds for the stab of a knife to tear it all apart. It takes months for a building to be constructed but only a few minutes for it to be demolished. It takes a few hours to clean every corner of your house but only a few items can mess it up again. It takes several encounters for a friendship to blossom but one harsh word is enough to taint it. It takes time for trust to form but one deceiving action shatters it. Have you noticed that it’s easier to break things down than to build them up?

I discovered the concept of entropy in my Chemistry textbook. It can be defined as a measure of the order or disorder of a system. In everyday understanding entropy is a tendency for everything to move from a state of order to chaos (according to the 2nd law of thermodynamics). Things gravitate towards disorder, that’s entropy in chemistry.

But entropy isn’t just confined to chemistry, it is a law of the world. Applicable in every situation be it with people or things. It basically translates to: If you don’t put an effort into doing things the right way (towards order) they will fall apart. Inactivity isn’t an option it is in fact deterioration. The currents of life will continuously beat at you and unless you swim you will be swept away in a flurry of flailing limbs, broken.

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