Under condition of compulsive curiosity humanity has an undying need to understand our surroundings. We have an obsession and an immense desire for rules that act as umbrellas to explain the whole. However, we have an inability to see and perceive this roof that is above us for it is impossible for us to remove ourselves far enough from this existence to see the entire system of which we are trying to define: we too are an active variable in this set of complex relationships that we are striving to understand.
Our world is not unlike a game of chess: there are rules and laws that we have found to define our existence just as a game of chess has rules that define how each piece can move. But just as the individuality of each players mind is the variable that disallows for the prediction of every move, there are chaotic and random elements in our world that allow not for us to predict every motion that is observed. We see in plain sight what we are trying to define – a relationship between flowers and pollinators, or simply why a plant is blooming earlier than it did just a decade prior – just as we know that in the game of chess the king will fall in the final move. However, the sum of these parts, those parts that create our complex system of existence, do not always add up accurately to the predicted checkmate. In reaction to this, we disarticulate our reality into smaller and smaller pieces in an attempt to again reassemble these different elements together to better understand the larger puzzle acting as an umbrella above us all: an infinite process that continues to fracture our world into tinier pieces.
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