The Butterfly Effect Essay

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The “Butterfly Effect” is a metaphor that encapsulates the concept of sensitive dependence on initial conditions in the chaos theory; namely that small differences in the initial condition of a dynamic system may produce large variations in the long term behavior of the system. This is a great theory that can be applied to specific aspects of life and life in general. I believe it can be applied to my life in the sense that every event that has occurred in my life; big, small, good or bad. I would not change anything, because they all came together to bring me to where I am today.
I was not always a social and outgoing individual and I considered myself unlucky in life. I never stood out and did not have enough confidence to attempt to do so, not until one day in middle school. My Mathematics professor gave us an unexpected test. A lot of my classmates did not do well and I was sure I would be one of them. To my greatest surprise I scored the highest in the class with an A on the test. She called me aside after that class to talk about how I could develop my Math skills. She also told me about Math and Science Clubs that I could join. Although I was initially skeptical about the idea, I decided to give it a try. That was one of the turning points in my life. I absolutely loved the club and activities we carried out. I had never tried out anything so interesting. I became intrigued with how devices and systems work, and was curious to know all I could about them. My grades improved, my self-esteem along with it, and all of a sudden, school was not such a bad environment.
Before I knew it, I was on honor roll; among the top 5% of students in my class. I never thought this would be possible. My parents were really proud and told me they had always known I had it in me. That was one of the happiest moments in my life, and I knew there were more to come. I also received a couple of honor certificates in different subjects and this made me think to myself, “maybe I’m not so bad after all” It was such a big deal to me, because some of my friends and teachers had told me that they didn’t really see any potential in me, and always compared me to my siblings....

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