Butterfly Effect

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The Butterfly Effect
Author of the book: Andy Andrews
Author of the effect: Edward Lorenz
29 de abril de 2013
Universidad del Desarrollo Profesional

29 de abril de 2013
Universidad del Desarrollo Profesional

Essay Made By:
For the English Class
Essay Made By:
For the English Class

The Butterfly Effect
By: Nayib Jimenez de la Peña


During my research about –The Butterfly Effect- I found some interesting facts about it, and so many thing are much related to it, and even there are some life laws that applies to it, it’s very impressive how many people have their own thought and ideas and how they interpret it.

In this paper I would like to write some of my research and how I understand it, this effect is related on how things work in life, and how little action are important in future events in life.

The name of the effect, coined by Edward Lorenz, is derived from the theoretical example of a hurricane's formation being contingent on whether or not a distant butterfly had flapped its wings several weeks before. I hardly agree with this author because it could be physically possible that, but, what about a person? What about the actions of a human being? These questions are intriguing, everyone knows that “every action has a reaction” that’s what Newton said, this is an example of how this effect is related to many other theories and life laws.

If someone do something now, tomorrow it could be anything in anywhere, that’s what Edward Lorenz thought, if a little butterfly flaps its wings the effect accumulates and several days later a tornado appears, a person doing a job, several days later it will become a statue or something. Well this is very complicated to explain so I’ll leave it as it is.

And even it’s like a snowball, a tiny snowball rolls downhill and it is getting bigger and bigger, well this is another example of the effect, little things like a mistake gets bigger and bigger over time, or a little noble action gets bigger and bigger over time, the minimum change in a condition can transform randomly in the future without knowing exactly how it going to be losing its balance.

It is very interesting how this effect works and how many ways and how many thing could happen if you let go a tiny opportunity in your life, I’m going to write an interesting example on how it would work on people an what would happen and most importantly how the actions are happening.

The little story goes like this:

You wake up in the morning, and it is somewhat late to have breakfast so you rush to get ready to work, then in such a rush you get in the car and you noticed that the car is broken, so you are getting more late, you decided to grab the bus and the bus is late too, finally when you arrives to your work, it is very late, your boss is very angry and yells at you to not be late again, now you feel bad and with hunger because you didn’t have breakfast.

Well this little story explains a little of a routine day in someone’s life, I bet everyone have gone through this some time in our lives. This example is related to other theories and laws too, like “Murphy’s law” and “Law of attraction”, is much like if you really want something, the universe make everything possible to let you have it, and even if you have a bad mood everything is worse and worse throughout the day. It surprisingly relates to the karma too, if you do something wrong today, tomorrow it would be the worst thing you ever done in your entire life and vice versa.

It is often said that the things you come to appreciate and value the most are the things that you stumble upon accidentally, the things that you would have never noticed had it not been for one chance encounter, one simple glance, one moment that you strayed off the worn and beaten path. After a while, you begin to wonder how your life would have been different if you never met that...
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