Everything Is Connected

Everything is bleeding into each other. I’m not original, people have talked about this in the past; the world is interconnected yet not connected at all at the same time. Different phenomena are linked, whether you think they are or not.

A straightforward example: You’re at a club one night, and you’re trying to get two girls to come back to your place, but you have a bit of a cold and have to work early in the morning.

The thought of just going home alone to sleep crosses your mind, the fact that you’ll be able to rest, clean your apartment, and get ready for the following day; it’s like a brief flash of clarity and higher-level thinking.

But the Mexican girl’s ass is making your heart beat fast just by looking at it.

You think to yourself. “Fuck it; I’ll only live once,” so you take both chicks back and have a few drinks. However, they begin berating each other because of some old school drama, referencing names that you’ve never heard in your life.

The one girl says, “I can’t stay here any longer because my boyfriend is counting the hours that I’ve been out and at this point, there’s no excuse that I can say that will get me out of trouble with him.”

“Our apartment is a 5-minute walk from downtown, so what will I say? I lost my phone and couldn’t get a cab right back? Nothing will work.”

Her chatty friend responds, “You’ve been putting up with this bullshit for far too long, and I think that you should just break up with him and do whatever you want.”

Your patience is wearing thin at this point, the thought of getting up in four hours is menacing, so finally, you conclude that the girls have got to go.

“You know what? I don’t want either of you to get in trouble, so I’ll get an Uber to take you home, just give me cash for it and we’ll be good.”

They want to go, but they don’t want to go at the same time. Nobody likes to be told what to do, and her boyfriend’s pressing demands of her and ridiculous curfews inspire negligence and defiance.

However, they can tell your sense of hospitality is becoming exhausted. The Asian girl pulls out her wallet, hands you $20 in 5$ bills.

The next morning, the alarm is going off and you immediately regret the decision.

Kick off the covers slowly while stretching out your body, you barely flop your ass out of bed, and the headache starts pounding.

After a coffee, you manage to feel a little better, but sleep deprivation strikes back once the caffeine wears off. And to top it all off, that greasy ass pizza you ate last night created a swirling washing machine-effect of lousiness and wooziness in your stomach.

It gets worse, because of the lack of sleep and stomach flu, you have to take the day off work and it just so happens that another person got sick the same day as you.

Subsequently, your boss/manager says, “Well, considering you don’t want to come to work, why don’t you take the next two weeks off”: the ultimate statement of passive aggressiveness, yet incredibly efficient.

Now you’re out of work for two weeks, the rent is due, and no longer have the funds to pay your rent. The landlord comes knocking at your door, and you don’t have the cash.

Now you’re nearly facing eviction.

It goes on and on. Through one, or maybe several bad decisions, an ant hill can turn into a mountain before you even notice.

However, the plus side of this is that the interconnectivity of everything in your life can be beneficial rather than detrimental.

An example: eating healthy foods is good for nearly everything in your body.

A diet low in sugar, simple carbohydrates, processed foods, and junk goods is beneficial for your hair, weight, body size, skin, organs, and everything else.

This concept characterizes the universe. Ecosystems are interlinked, contributing to each others’ homeostasis – the balancing of input and output energy.

An ecosystem contains hundreds, thousands, millions, and billions of organisms which each play a role. In a puddle behind your house, you might find many types of living things including insects and plants as well as water, sunlight, pressure, essential vitamins and minerals.

The sophisticated reciprocal relationship between all of these entities exchanges energy flow, nitrogen, and oxygen. However, when a foreign body – a stranger – comes into the system unannounced, it may disrupt its balance.

The biotic and abiotic factors of all of the existing phenomena in an ecosystem are dependent on each other but also function independently at the same time.

As noted earlier, each one has a role to play, and the absence of one of them can lead to a disruption in the function of the other.

Disruptions to the biome, the environment in which many ecosystems exist, can affect the life of human beings by disrupting social and economic development.

Whenever you’re considering taking a drug or making a decision you know you might regret, it might help to take into account how the choice will affect your ecosystem. Human beings run on a schedule, even if you’re not aware of it.

Every day consists of little habits and behavior which you repeat subconsciously, habits which are part and parcel of your ecosystem, the collection of tasks and entities you experience which is your life.

The introduction of a foreign body, like drugs or a night of terrible sleep, will disrupt the flow of your life. Make choices with the flow of your life in mind. Think of it as an ecosystem.