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Chaos is one of those things we all would like to think we understand, but the very nature of it forces us not to. And, although we have seen how chaos manifests at one point or another, one truth remains: it never appears the same way twice, and never affects everyone equally.

Because chaos exists in many forms, we can never be prepared for it. We can never know how best to defend ourselves when things go wrong. We can be as prepared as we possibly can, and that’s about it. Chaos will always have other plans. 

But with chaos brings an appreciation for stillness and peace. Chaos forces us to remember just how precious that quietness truly is. It makes us take a good look at ourselves and our lives to uncover what’s important. As much as we all hate it, chaos is a teacher that sits us down, tells us to pay attention, and to learn something.

What has chaos taught you?