(This is part 3 of a 3 part series, so if you haven’t read or listened to parts 1 &2, please do that before you read or listen to this one–unless you really don’t care whether any of this makes sense to you.)
When we left our story of chaos and reorganization a few days ago, I’d just revealed the exciting answer to this question:
Why, in a universe that is irrevocably falling apart, do some things (including you) become more complex, more ordered? How, in such a universe, could something as complex as life develop?
Then I told you all about dissipative structures–open systems that grow and evolve in response to their environement. This was so fascinating to everyone in the blogosphere that thousands of blogs instantly linked to this one. (And then I woke up.)
At any rate, let’s continue our story because I want to explain something closer to home: How all of this affects your life, at the most practical level.
Here, then, is the second Big Question: Why do we fight this process of chaos and reorganization (you do, you know)? Why is this fight unnecessary–and, does it really cause most of your suffering ? (Yes, it does.)