What does anything anyone does matter? The answer is simply, everything.
I’ve recently thought about this concept and how it relates to everything in the world. If this is the first time you’ve heard about this, think of the phrases- chain reaction, avalanche effect, chaos theory, and snowball effect and you’ll begin to get the idea.
As a society, we’re so not in tune with our actions and the implications they cause. Mostly because we’re only consumed with ourselves, that we barely take the care to give a rat’s ass about other beings, things, or creatures.
I find the quote below interesting. It shows the relevance of how one simple, natural motion can perpetuate a chain reaction of immeasurable proportions.
“This is an illustration of the butterfly effect - the idea in meteorology that the flapping of a butterfly's wing will create a disturbance that in the chaotic motion of the atmosphere will become amplified eventually to change the large scale atmospheric motion, so that the long term behavior becomes impossible to forecast” Quoted by R.C.Hilborn (Oxford Uni-versity Press, 1994).
So, if we alter the natural course of life, in a very small, seemingly insignificant way, are we altering everything in the world that was meant to naturally occur in the future? I believe we are.
Our actions and choices are shaping the future at an exponential pace. The further we continue to destroy the minutest things we encounter, the less we’ll be able to understand how to forecast the future.