It’s called ‘entropy’.
Entropy explains the rise and fall of everything.
From The Roman Empire to you and me.
Maybe it’s a Law of the Universe.
It’s the Second Law of Thermodynamics in physics.
Everything rises and falls, ashes to ashes, have you noticed.
But does it need to?
How does it steal our age?
WHY DOES EVERYTHING NEED TO RISE AND FALL?
Why does everything that has been created need to fall into disarray?
Including you and me.
That’s a good question.
And the answer is: entropy.
“Entropy is a scientific concept as well as a measurable physical property that is most commonly associated with a state of disorder, randomness, or uncertainty.” (Wikipedia)
Rise and fall, ashes to ashes, ageing.
It’s a physical thing.
But then, perhaps there’s another quality that isn’t subject to entropy.
The mind only ages when our physical self tells it that we age.
The legacy of the Roman Empire is surely mind stuff, its art, its thought, its spirit.
Its ruins are only the physical part.
Its soul remains.
IS THAT THE SECRET OF LONGEVITY?
For our mind to tell our body not to age.
Not the other way around.
Should we stop believing that we grow old when our mind is forever young?
To have our mind tell our body it’s not old.
Instead of our body telling us, you’re old.
IS THE ANSWER TO KEEP THINKING YOUNG?