As an inkster who writes about things various and whose book uses fantasy as a vehicle to sometimes show what’s happening in the world today, I continue to be fascinated by what’s occurring in the world of politics, both here in the UK and Europe but also, obviously, in the United States. Many moons ago, I was heavily involved in organisational change. This included supporting those impacted by the changes that were being initiated. Some welcomed change, others had genuine concerns, whilst a small number were hostile to the extent of being deliberately obstructive. The reason for this was they felt that change impacted their ‘version’ of reality, values, self esteem, authority, and so on.
Change invariably involves chaos, especially at the beginning of any change programme, hence my interest in chaos theory. Do a quick search on the web and you’ll come across a number of definitions.
For example: ‘The main idea of chaos theory is that a minor difference at the start of a process can make a major change in it as time progresses.’
Here’s another: ‘Chaos theory is a mathematical theory that can be used to explain complex systems such as weather, astronomy, politics, and economics. Although many complex systems appear to behave in a random manner, chaos theory shows that, in reality, there is an underlying order that is difficult to see.’
‘Politics and economics…’ Hmmm. This appeals.