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From order to chaos

Da ordem para o caos

2018, Biblioteca da Universidade de Aveiro


Order and chaos. The order excludes chaos. Societies and citizens organize themselves by establishing order, creating coordination systems, subjecting themselves to rules and procedures, ensuring that they act in a synchronized manner, forcing the adoption of behavioral patterns, and punishing disorder. We probably need to acknowledge and accept some sort of order to survive, but we can also seek freedom through the chaos. The moments of disruption, serendipity, deregulation, or even disobedience are moments of freedom, which become the moments when we can truly meet with ourselves. At such times, we can accept order, but only as a means that allows us to deal with chaos to achieve states of freedom.


Joao Batista, 2018


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