Chaos Never Dies Day – November 9, 2021

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Chaos Never Dies Day is on November 9 and we’re already going a little nuts finding ways to embrace the, well, chaos of the world we live in. Turns out, there’s no real way to escape the day-to-day crazy that life throws our way. Rather than run from it, we’ve found the top ways to temper chaos and make it fun. 

History of Chaos Never Dies Day

Chaos is a state of disorder or confusion, and it appears in every facet of the human experience since before the term even came about. In Greek mythology, Khaos is one of the primordial gods who precedes the universe itself. So, basically, chaos, and all its confusion and disorder, predates the universe, making it an integral part of life! 

While the specific origins of Chaos Never Dies Day are unknown, what is known is that chaos is an inevitable part of life. Even as people propagate the idea of slowing down, taking a break, and taking some time for yourself (all of which can be a good idea in the right capacity), these won’t stop the inevitable chaos in your life. Sure, the entire self-care movement, which is based around commercializing ‘relaxation’ products that help you take a load off, has taken off in recent years … but that doesn’t mean the chaos stops when you come out of your face mask and bath-bomb coma!

Chaos can mean different things to different people: for some, it’s a schedule-packed day navigating a large and bustling city. For others, it’s weekly family dinners. Whatever your specific chaos, the key to enjoying life is embracing the confusion and facing it head-on. That’s where Chaos Never Dies Day comes in — it’s completely dedicated to enjoying the chaos in the world around us!

Chaos Never Dies Day timeline

3000–1100 B.C.
The God Chaos

In Greek mythology, the god Khaos is the first of the primeval gods, or the empty space at the beginning of time.

1963
Butterfly Effect

Edward Lorenz is the first to discuss the idea of chaos theory in his paper, ‘Deterministic nonperiodic flow.’

2005
The Movie Chaos Hits Theaters

The action-thriller follows detectives as they try to free hostages at a bank and stop a time-sensitive robbery.

1975
A New Term is Born

Mathematician James A. Yorke coins the term ‘chaos theory,’ building off Edward Lorenze’s butterfly effect.

Chaos Never Dies Day FAQs

Who celebrates Chaos Never Dies Day?

Everyone! Chaos is not specific to one region or type of person. It’s a part of the human condition. We should all support.  

 

What is chaos theory?

It is a mathematical theory similar to the butterfly effect. It suggests that even seemingly random events, such as natural disasters, have underlying patterns that define them. 

 

What do you consider chaos?

Chaos is subjective and is different for everyone. For some, chaos is having a hectic work schedule to balance with chores and familial responsibilities. For others, chaos may mean having to deal with large crowds. 

 

What effect does chaos have on our lives?

Chaos can either be negative or positive, depending on how you respond to it. It can push us to take crazy actions or just regulate our schedules. Or, it can have very negative effects. The choice is yours!

Chaos Never Dies Day Activities

  1. Take a nap

    Life is chaotic and there’s not much you can do about it. This Chaos Never Dies Day, put off the chaos with a nap. You can deal with it tomorrow.

  2. Watch an apocalyptic movie

    Think your life is nuts? Maybe it’s time to pop in an end-of-the-world style flick to remind you that things could always be worse.

  3. Enjoy a relaxing picnic

    Force some much-needed peace and serenity on your otherwise chaotic day by having a pleasant picnic lunch in the park. Bonus points if you bring some music and maybe a bottle of wine to tune out any internal or external noise.

5 AMAZING FACTS ABOUT CHAOS THEORY

  1. There’s a pattern

    Chaos theory’s most basic tenement is that all chaos has underlying patterns.

  2. It’s interdisciplinary

    From mathematics and biology to meteorology, and even philosophy and politics, chaos theory encompasses it all.

  3. It’s award-winning

    Chaos theory’s founder, Edward Lorenz, won a Kyoto Prize in science for this contribution.

  4. It makes the complicated simple(r)

    Inherently, chaos theory can predict the most unpredictable systems.

  5. It’s widely used

    Don’t let the lack of new mentions of chaos theory fool you, it’s still widely used in scientific research — it’s just become more normalized.

Why We Love Chaos Never Dies Day

  1. It reminds us to smile and relax

    There are plenty of holidays reminding us to take a break and relax, but Chaos Never Dies Day is really to remind us there’s no proper time to do that. Take the break — there’s never really going to be a good time, anyways.

  2. It reminds us that chaos can be fun

    Chaos doesn’t have to be bad. Sure, we’re usually busy with work, chores, and other unpleasant things, however, some of the hustle and bustle can be good! Throw a midday meal with an old friend into a busy schedule for a nice lunch break, and embrace the chaos.

  3. It makes us appreciate the moments we can slow down

    When we do come across those fleeting moments of peace and serenity, it can be easy to squander them away. Celebrating the chaos can help us make the most of our downtime.

Chaos Never Dies Day dates

YearDateDay
2021November 9Tuesday
2022November 9Wednesday
2023November 9Thursday
2024November 9Saturday
2025November 9Sunday