the butterfly effect

Metamorphosis.

This is what we call a butterfly’s transformation from an egg to a full winged adult insect. It symbolizes change, development, and growth. To achieve this beautiful phenomena, will you decide to help the butterfly undergo metamorphosis or will you cause its change to cease?

The life cycle of a butterfly is as mysterious as life itself. The flap of a butterfly’s wings also spells the difference between life’s regret and fulfillment.

There is a theory depicting seemingly minor event resulting in significantly different outcomes. It provides an idea to think first before doing anything, to think a hundred times before acting. You can never redo an action, small or big, once done, likewise its consequences.

It’s called the Butterfly Effect. You step on a butterfly today, three years from now a million people are wiped out,” said Angela Petrelli, one of my favorite characters in Heroes.

The Butterfly Effect is a term used in Chaos Theory to describe how small changes to a seemingly unrelated thing or condition can affect large and complex systems. The term comes from the suggestion that the flapping of a butterfly’s wings in South America could affect the weather in Texas, meaning that the tiniest influence on one part of a system can actually have a huge effect on another part. Taken more broadly, the Butterfly Effect is a way of describing how, unless all factors can be accounted for, large systems like the weather remain impossible to predict with total accuracy because there are too many unknown variables to track.

Every little action, every little deed, every little decision we make reflects our personality and future. Our own decisions in crafting who we want to be will determine the future that will set us apart from others’ weave. The decisions we make and the way you treat others have more impact than we may ever realize. If you think you are responsible and capable enough to make the right decisions, then go ahead and let the butterfly fly free.

To gain the true mark of being a responsible person and accepting consequences, either good or bad, one needs to know the right decisions which will favor the survival of the butterflies.

Even though we have the best intentions, we cannot just make decisions especially when the implementation of such will yield uncertainty. Proper weighing of things is essential to come up with the best conclusions and answers to every dilemma we are facing.

Truly, minute actions can give birth to drastic and catastrophic effects. Like stepping on a single butterfly, our decisions might bear a multitude of undesired things especially when drastic and unweighed.

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