“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” — Albert Einstein
Prepare for a pretty chaotic blog! I was talking to a friend recently about the balance of order and chaos in life. More specifically, he was talking to me because I had never really thought about it. I was always a messy person in terms of having papers cluttering my desk and just generally leaving stuff lying around. I like my space to look lived in. When it comes to time, however, I’m very structured. I know how long I want something to take and will make sure it’s done in that time. Still, every now and then, I need! to clean up and put everything where it belongs and I love! having free time to meet up with friends, not plan anything and just see what happens. I need to keep chaos and order in balance. I would argue that the analogy applies to society too. Rules and systems are great. They give you a sense of order. However, half the value of stability is that you have the peace of mind to think about how to change the status quo for the better. People always have an urge to change things.
The reason I actually had the urge to write about this topic now was because I rode past a bad car accident on my bike last night. They were just wheeling someone who passed away in the crash into the ambulance. Other people just rode by unconcerned but for me, it was a reminder about how chaotic life can be. I got off my bike and walked it for a while and hoped that poor person had had a good life. Everyone always says ‘life is precious and it can be over in an instant’ but most of the time, it’s just a saying and people don’t really draw any consequence from it. I wanted to take this opportunity to remind you guys to stay safe on the roads! We have insurance on what we do and you all have various different types of insurance but they only pay money. They don’t heal and give you back lost time. Follow the road rules and make sure you spend your time doing something you love :)