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
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 ...