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Chaos: a looseness collection of one’s will to life.

The etymology of chaos traces back to the Greek word χάος (khaos), meaning which means abyss, that which gapes wide open, that which is vast and empty

as system.

See also Chaos as an intermittently forced linear system

Chaos theory posits that within the apparent randomness of complex system lies an underlying pattern, self-similarity, and self-organization.

The amount of time in which a system can be predicted is dependent on the following:

  • how much uncertainty can be tolerated in the forecast.
  • accuracy of measuring current state of the system.
  • A time scale, often known as Lyapunov time

We can often see entropy as a consequence of chaos. These are often linked, yet distinct concepts.

The loss of order induces unpredictability within deterministic systems, or such systems are sensitive dependent on initial condition. Whereas entropy deals with property of how one system can be arranged.

We can observe this through Lorenz attractor system:

Chaos: When the present determines the future, but the approximate present does not approximately determine the future.

as scale.

See also this tweet

Often known as cognitive dissonance, or linked with emotional turmoil.

The personal traits continuum scale, characterised by Carl Jung suggested that the human psyche lies within the spectrum of extroversion and introversion, rather than a definitive single continuum that modern psychology perceive it to be.

How does Chaos influence the scale of human psyche?


What Nietzsche would imply:

Alas! there cometh the time when man will no longer launch the arrow of his longing beyond man—and the string of his bow will have unlearned to whizz!

I tell you: one must still have chaos in one, to give birth to a dancing star. I tell you: ye have still chaos in you.

extracted from Z V, Death of The God

Chaos is the essence of one existence. Such that the world is not governed by fixed rules and predetermined order.

Nietzsche rejects transcendentals chaos, such construct reality beyond sensory understanding. These truths are philosophers’ prejudices that deny one’s will to power, such that all truth are just one’s perception and experience.

  • ”eternal recurrence” 1 - a litmus test for an individual’s capacity to affirm life Actively mentioned throughout Thus Spoke Zarathustra.
    • implies the possibility of composite self, that the individual remains the same for eternity of life.
    • allows chaos to remain the force of life, and will to power to be a configuration of chaos.

      The self, for Nietzsche, is not just a radically unstable postmodern self. It is such a self, but it is not simply such a self. It also has a stability, sameness, and unity that goes far beyond anything Kant ever imagined in his wildest dreams

The Übermensch must find his footing, create his own values through the act of living. Chaos is important for the creation of anything that is truly new and valuable.

Chaos, in its many forms, is often seen as a force to be feared or avoided, yet it is also a catalyst for growth. It challenges the boundaries of our comfort zones and compels us to engage with aspects of our lives and selves that we might prefer to ignore.

versus equanimity.

Equanimity should be one to seek, but yet chaos is all I desire. (moment of chaos, moment of equanimity)

The rule of a utilitarian is to maximize desire at all cost, therefore, does it mean I should always seek chaos?

Nietzsche would argue that the motion of chaos invokes entropy, and entropy induces value, and the Übermensch embarks upon the creation of value.

Taste implies multiplicity of being. It is driven by inner chaos to explore and expands on our representation of the world. Yet ignorance seems to overload chaos, and prevents the maximum utilization of ones potential. I wonder if chaos is just a collection of different entropic phenomena.

Equanimity, represents a state of calmness and balance, even in the face of adversity. Achieving it is not about denying chaos or the tumult of emotions it can evoke, but rather about finding a way to navigate through it without being overwhelmed. It’s about learning to coexist with the chaos, recognizing it as a part of the broader tapestry of life and the self.

Running away from normalcy to seek out “different entropic phenomena” speaks to a deep-seated curiosity and a desire not just for experience, but for understanding the intricate dynamics of life. It’s a testament to the strength and resilience of the human spirit in its quest for meaning, even when faced with the seemingly insurmountable.


  1. See also Giles Deleuze’s interpretation.