Although the universe can be considered chaotic it does seem to be constantly reaching equilibrium in lots of ways. This may be fleeting or longer in a controlled environment. Matter and energy are driven to exist in the lowest energy level but external factors upset this balance. The constant flow of energy from different peaks and troughs makes it available to matter. This is usually in the form of a free electron or photon.

Homoeostasis is important for life as it gives it a certainty of chemical reactions in a protective membrane, if actions were not repeatable then life could not exist. The cycle of energy capture allows the cell to build up a source of ‘trapped’ energy (usually ATP) that can be used to power the actions necessary for its existence.

As much as an action is needed to accomplish a certain result, a complement anti-action can be needed to return the action to its original state. Just as important is the forces being equal so that nothing happens. It is often presumed that inaction is passive but it is a balance of opposing forces.

Balance for the individual.

The main characteristics of us are not balanced but are a result of our evolution. Modern theories suggest that nature (genotype) control us more than nurture (phenotype) and emotions more than logic. It could also be argued that the existence of good and evil is the actions of the base brain versus the higher areas. The first is purely survival and the organism and the second is about social and higher cognition. Surprisingly the base brain has more neurons than the higher areas. This supports the case, it not about numbers but density and dendritic networks. The main cognition milestones are early childhood where poorly performing neurons are removed and late teens where cognition seems to be more advanced. This means that young children with poor diets and/or little personal interaction suffer mentally badly all their life and late teens have other problems as well. Most of the great works have been done before their 30s, as Einstein later agreed. Fortunately as we get older, we normally accumulate more experience and better decision making. We are built to survive and that is why children are taught to share, as this goes against their natural instincts.

Balance for the many.

Denmark claims to be one of the best places to live in the world

The Danes are some of the happiest and most satisfied people on earth, according to various international studies. This apparent satisfaction with life is often credited to 'soft factors' – culture, leisure time and family life. They are highly educated and well informed, and still, we enjoy a distinctly Danish informality. This gives the Danes a relaxed and often humorous attitude to authorities and life itself. International schools can be found all over Denmark, ensuring the continued, high-level education of your children. A number of schools offer International Business (IB) programmes. Teaching is carried out in either English, French or German, while still teaching Danish as a mandatory subject.

Distances are short, which makes it possible to combine buzzing urban life with the serenity of the beautiful Danish country- and seaside. And your children can roam freely and safely whether walking city streets or skipping along woodland paths. Green forests are plentiful and you will never be more than 50 kilometres from the sea. With over 7000 kilometres of coastline, it is no wonder why beach holidays are a popular part of Danish culture. Staying healthy is easy, in nature as well as the cities. In Denmark, pulsating city life goes hand in hand with sustainable thinking. So get ready – because soon you will be joining in with the Danes, riding your bicycle to work and washing off the day with a swim in a people-packed harbour.

Flat management structures, teamwork and work-life balance are characteristics of the Danish working environment. This means, for example, that all employees and managers address each other by their first names, and that most decisions are discussed in forums where all employees have an equal say.

The worst places.

The five worst countries to live in in the world are Niger, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Chad, and Burundi. Based on HDI, Niger is the worst country to live in. Niger is a Sub-Saharan country with a population of 22.4 million people. Niger’s HDI is .354, with 44.1% of people living below the poverty line, facing malnutrition and the highest birth rate in the world of 7.4. Niger is also plagued by conflict, especially around its borders where armed groups have established bases and repeatedly attack Niger’s civilians and security forces. The other four countries experience similar problems such as poverty, poor health, lack of education, child labor, and more. The Central African Republic is currently in the middle of a Civil War, which started in 2012, making the country unsafe to travel to, let alone live in. South Sudan and Burundi are also facing widespread conflict.

And so the imbalance continues ...