The Butterfly Effect

the butterfly effect quotes

Can the small wings of a butterfly really affect the weather conditions of the environment, enough to create a tornado or to alter its path?  Unbelievable it seems, but that’s just what the Butterfly Effect theory says.

The phrase refers to the idea that a butterfly‘s wings might create tiny changes in the atmosphere that may ultimately alter the path of a tornado or delay, accelerate or even prevent the occurrence of a tornado in a certain location. The flapping wing represents a small change in the initial condition of the system, which causes a chain of events leading to large-scale alterations of events. Had the butterfly not flapped its wings, the trajectory of the system might have been vastly different. While the butterfly does not cause the tornado, the flap of its wings is an essential part of the initial conditions resulting in a tornado. (Wikipedia)

There are many times in our life when we may feel as small as a butterfly, and when we think that the things we can do have as little effect as the fluttering of a butterfly’s wings.  We think that in our own little space alloted to us, in the small roles given us to play, we make almost no difference in the lives of those around us.

Little however do we know that what we do may truly result to a big difference later on, creating waves of change that wouldn’t have happened had we not taken the initiative to do our part.

Let us remember the Butterfly Effect.  For who knows?  Your little deeds may just yield a tornado of blessings to countless others around you, even to those whom you haven’t even met.

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  1. Armen Shirvanian January 6, 2009 4:52 pm Reply

    I think I had heard about this effect in the past, but I was glad to be reminded about it. It sure is appealing to think of the effects that small occurrences or changes have on the overall status of an environment. It sure can be quite accurate in social situations, where a risk taken by one member can cause a large group to follow along.

  2. Mockingbird – Gadfly Revolution January 7, 2009 3:48 am Reply

    Thank you for this delicious post. The Butterfly Effect is one of those things that I can’t quite wrap my mind around no matter how hard I try. But thankfully, we don’t have to understand everything rationally in order to make a difference in this world. Every smile has an impact and every act of kindness. Here’s to the little deeds.

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  4. Mehr June 8, 2010 6:24 pm Reply

    Thanks for writing this :)

    “Little however do we know that what we do may truly result to a big difference later on, creating waves of change that wouldn’t have happened had we not taken the initiative to do our part.”

    soo true!! :)

    God bless you :)

  5. Valerie September 9, 2010 7:55 am Reply

    Im not sure what to do. I am really confused. This is a large research topic… well in a sense it is. But all I can really find about it is the movie. Please help me. I need quotes and Idk where to get them at.

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