First, what is entropy?
Entropy: A lack of order or predictability; gradual decline into disorder.
Why does that matter?
Order means useful. Disorder means not useful.
According to the latest in physics, entropy affects all things. All. Things. Left alone, everything we see, touch and hear fall into disorder. The second law of thermodynamics states that entropy can never decrease in a closed system.
As long as we work in closed systems, there is no way out.
The only way to avoid total disorder is to open up the system.
How do you open up the system? Ask yourself:
- Have I experienced anything new lately?
- When is the last time I investigated something “old” with fresh eyes?
- Am I dealing too much in “comfort?”
If you feel yourself reaching a state of disorder, it’s worth asking yourself those three questions.