A couple of weeks ago me and some friends went down to this local carnival fair. Everything and they had was stuff you’d expect at a kind of carnival fair. They had a bunch of booths selling corndogs and burritos and french fries.
They had a couple of sketchy looking Ferris wheels that looked like you had a 50% chance of falling over on. They had this gigantic maze built out of bales of hay on this big field.
It was a really really well put together. They spent a lot of time on it was kind of expensive it was 20 bucks a pop. They made you download an app onto your device.
If anyone in your group didn’t have a device or nobody had a device they wouldn’t let you in because otherwise you’d get lost and that’s when things might happen if you get lost inside of the maze. So what you have the app on your phone it was kind of escape panic button.
$20 A Pop
We could go up and see where you were in the maze using the GPS thing and it was 20 bucks because they only let one group going every 20 minutes. You get the full experience of getting lost inside of a maze.
They have this thing called timeline therapy. It’s a kind of a self hypnosis or a guided hypnosis technique were you imagine you’re sitting in your present and you kind of float up over yourself and you float back down to your past all the way until you were born.
You can look at all the different choices you’ve made. All the things that have happened to you over your life and you can kind of go back and try different things to see how they might’ve come out.
You can also go out into your future and try different things to see how the play out in the future. This is a fantastic way if you’re ever feeling stuck or if you’re feeling like you don’t have any options because when you practice going back into your past and trying different things and going out into your future and trying to rethink you usually feel a lot more resourceful no matter what state you’re in.
Enter The Chaos
This is very much like Chaos theory in physics, in classical physics, Newtonian physics, not taking into account quantum physics or Heisenberg’s principal uncertainty or the wave particle duality. Chaos theory says that even if you live in a deterministic universe it’s impossible to predict the future of that deterministic universe.
The only way you can predict the future of a deterministic universe is by having some type of measuring device that exists outside of that deterministic universe. This means if you have a measuring device some type of computer that has to follow the rules of that deterministic universe it will be impossible to measure the future very far out.
As it turns out, even simple systems, when you change the starting conditions just a teeny tiny bit they have enormous changes in two or three weeks out. They first discovered this when they started to do modeling on computers with weather systems.
This is where they get the famous butterfly effect idea where if you have a butterfly flap its wings in Brazil it can cause a hurricane in Texas two weeks later.
Can’t Predict Much
They take these models and they adjust the starting conditions and let it play out for a couple weeks and they go back and they change the starting conditions just a teeny tiny bit as small as they can possibly change them and what happens is the future is way different than from the other conditions.
How this applies to your life, in your life, any simple changes you make today will have an enormous impact on your future. Most of us think that our futures are kind of set in stone and there’s really not a lot of control we have.
Applying a Chaos theory to human behavior, human interactive behavior it turns out there’s a kajillion more variables in human interactive behavior and these variables are changing a lot faster and these variables are far more interdependent than simple variables in a non-organic weather system.
Any kind of simple change you can make today can have an enormous impact on your future.
Small Changes Are Magnified
One way to get out of feeling stuck is to just start making simple changes. Simple changes like taking a different route to work everyday or eating something different for breakfast.
If you make a habit of doing this every day you will have a massive change on your future. At the same time you won’t be able to predict your future that’s what Chaos theory predicts. It follows the laws of physics but you can’t predict it because physics can’t predict too far in the future because of the complexity of the system.
Once we were in the maze for about 10 minutes we started to panic because it turns out that if you’re in a maze made out of bales of hay is impossible to tell where the doors and the openings are.
Get Me Out Of Here!
After a while of turning around all confused you can’t get turned around. As soon as we clicked on the app to show us via GPS where we were the maze was very easy to find your way out.
Once we found our way out of course we ate a lot of deep-fried corndogs.
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