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Why is order better than chaos?

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I would say that order is better than chaos in most cases. But I do enjoy chaos sometimes. It makes life more interesting.


Black is white. Down is up. Bad is good. -Eric Tarpall

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This question is so shallow.

It reminds me of the random debate subject list my high school teacher would come up with for us to have a debate with so we can be graded. However, the list was terrible because none of the subject were controversial. (No one cared about either side). Subjects were like "Mices are nice (or not)." "Coffee vs Tea", "Why is pink better than brown?" etc. 

What are you doing here? What's your goal? How are you achieving it? How does it imply comparing 2 extremely broad categories of ideas? This question is nothing but a distraction for both you and me.

Where it comes to actually answer the question, there's no good answer. It's just like to ask if it's generally better to bring an umbrella or not. It only depends on the situation. There's no way to come up with a definitive answer without making large generalizations. And even if you could, it would be pointless.

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They are two sides of the same coin. But the ego-mind prefers order because order is necessary for its survival. By the very fact of being alive you must prefer order.


"Be melting snow. Wash yourself of yourself." -- Rumi

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I think it is because chaos is more fun within an order. I do not know this though. What I do know is that, whenever I crave chaos, and achieve it, then it is better, to an extent. Freedom above all else. But then something may happen within chaos that will make me seek a bit of order again. Is this fear? It is possible. And then there is also things within order that will make me seek a bit of chaos again. Is this fear? Not so much, but it could be on another level. Like an underlying fear of too much restriction. Or it could just genuinely be an observation of unnecessary restriction as an intelligent person, and an action of dissolution as a wisdom. So the answer is, it isn't. As a person doesn't actually exist.

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As someone who values clarity and being the architect of my life, I think order is better. But maybe that is because I am too male polarized. Perhaps I could learn something from letting go and embracing chaos. At first I thought the answer was obvious, but I think Leo is right, it is just yin and yang.

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58 minutes ago, Winter said:

This question is nothing but a distraction for both you and me.

You didn't have to answer it. You could have spent that "time" on eating grapefruits.

34 minutes ago, Leo Gura said:

They are two sides of the same coin. But the ego-mind prefers order because order is necessary for its survival. By the very fact of being alive you must prefer order.

That makes sense. Maybe adding chaos to the daily routine can help dissolve the ego. Like for example doing something that's not aligned with your identity every day. Something out of character.


Black is white. Down is up. Bad is good. -Eric Tarpall

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Self-ordering chaos, or a self-dissolving order can be a useful human perspective.
You can smell the intelligence behind it.

One can also see it as potential not taken form.

 

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This are only concepts. There can be order in apparent chaos and viceversa. So this is relative. 


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It's not one or the other -- it's one and the other.  It's order and chaos.

Edited by Joseph Maynor

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