Deros Wrote:And this is exactly why I have my own definition for chaos and order. Change and Stability. Whenever something changes, that thing is experiencing chaos. When something stays the same, then that is order.
Only that's not a definition for "chaos and order" but "change and stability".
Using your own, personal, definitions for words that already have definitions can (and usually does) easily lead to miscommunication.
What do we have to define words but words? Even in Sera's definition, it could be cut down to Chaos being randomness and Order being certainty.
Archer Wrote:It could certainly make sense to look at "change" and "stability" as fundamental concepts, but they are not the same thing as order and chaos. That's why "order" is a different word from "stability", and "chaos" is a different word from "change".
Fundamentally, change can be very ordered - put your foot down and the speed of your car changes, but in a predictable, ordered, easily described manner.
That's where they combine. When you change things, the reactions that are made to those changes are often very stable. Everytime you press your foot on the gas pedal while it's in drive, the car moves faster and gasoline is burned, creating carbon dioxide. Everytime you eat, food is broken down and the nutrients are absorbed into your body. Everytime someone is shot in the skull, that person dies. It is change and stability- chaos and order in everything. That's balance.
Furthermore, the english language is, quite frankly, very messed up when it comes to repeat definitions. That's why thesauruses exist.