Upsetting the Balance.

Sometimes all that we need is a little chaos. After a nice orderly day at school, there are days where I would like to come home and listen to some chaotic music like this song by Cymbals Eat Guitars:

The feedback and the crunchy, yet still somehow slightly jangling chords mixed with the singer’s rushed, and shouty voice, somehow send a calm over me. On some days, this music is even more calming than folk or acoustic music, just because it upsets the balance that I have had to endure. I can only take so much order. Everyone has those days where they just wish that they could tip the scale a little too far, and spill everything all over everything else.

This is the role that chaos plays in our live. Order is no fun. If you want everything to be orderly all the time, you might as well be a robot! I for one would rather live in a life of chaos and freedom than order and control. Take the novel a Brave New World by Aldous Huxley for example. Most people are completely okay with order and the World state controlling their lives. However, as soon as John gets a taste of the freedom that he sees on the New Mexico reservation, he craves it with every fiber of his being. Huxley and other authors like him already feel like there is too much control over our lives, and I tend to agree with them. Everything seems to be set in stone from the day we are born. If you are a white middle-upperclass male, you are going to college. If you don’t, everyone gives you strange looks, or talks about how much of a wasted talent the kid was. I personally want to go to college, but it is nothing that I was forced into. I am thrilled for the opportunity to be able to make a contribution to society through my education, but some people just go to college because “that’s what you’re supposed to do.” Maybe these people just need to take a step back and realize that you can make a contribution in other ways. Maybe they will end up going to college, but maybe, just maybe, they will find their calling in something totally unexpected that will upset the whole balance of their lives.

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  1. Not sure if you are waffling between chaos and a disturbance (in my years, we were to disturb the universe…not that we did!)
    Chaos is more akin to anarchy; without plan…or because of a lack of a plan!
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