Monday, June 11, 2018

An Unbreakable Law of Nature

I’ve been busy editing my upcoming novel like a mad man, but I wanted to take a moment to highlight one of those unbreakable laws of nature I keep running up against:

Before I go any further, it must be stated that I’m not an expert on the Laws of Thermodynamics. I’m not a physicist, scientist or a great intellectual (I barely passed 10th grade Chemistry) but there’s an observation I’ve made that I’d like to pass on to you.

Entropy in its basic form is the gradual decline into disorder and it occurs when energy is no longer applied to a system. Think of your home. What would happen to it if you just completely abandoned it? 

It would decay and rot and ghosts would move in.

We observe Entropy in the natural world all the time, but what about things that aren’t as easy to see?

Say a relationship?

The romance between a husband and wife begins blazing hot but waxes cold over the years due to the stresses of family life. The best of friends drift apart as other aspects of their lives take priority.

Yep. That happens.

But what about skills? They diminish too.

Even Michael Jordan was rusty when he came out of retirement the first time.

When Jordan came back mid-season after trying his hand at baseball.

That sad truth is that Entropy happens in all kinds of places, but it’s not all bad news.

There is a remedy.

And that’s the real reason I’m writing this blog post.

I’ve tried blogging before and I failed. I just told myself that I didn’t have anything interesting to say. That may be true, but I won’t get any better at it if I don’t apply any energy to trying. 

And there it is, the rub. If we want something, a better relationship, a better foul shot, a blog that actually encourages someone, we have to try.  

It’s one of those unbreakable laws of nature.

Thanks for reading. If this encouraged you in anyway, please let me know or share it with others.