Looking at Friendship, Scientifically

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There are two forces at work in life. One constructive, the other destructive. They coexist and define each other, therefore acquiring meaning, depth.

Things tend towards disorder, even at a molecular level. (That's what entropy's all about.) Most reactions are exothermic, producing greater chaos. This microcosm's reflected in the greater scheme: friendship fades; happiness don't last; ideals are ideals, simply imagination.

What that once binds tightly seems predestined to fade into mere wispy silvers, trembling then disintegrating at the slightest turmoil.

Always thought that friendships don't last, can't last, will never last. It takes effort, energy, even some modicum of money to maintain a relationship. No, it takes double the effort since both parties must be willing to maintain, much less nurture. As the Chinese saying goes, 孤掌难鸣, 单脚难行。

But thankfully, there's an opposing force to this relentless ruinous force.

It's what chemists termed as affinity. (They used this word 'cause it sounds really cool; can't find other suitable words too.)

Hydrogen molecules can react with the vastly different oxygen molecules to produce the water of life, a product radically different from both reactants. Paracetamol, a non-narcotic analgesic, can be produced from phenol, a mild irritant.

It seems that miracles happen on a more frequent basis that one would care to think about. Evolution - leading to greater logic, lesser disorder; antithesis to the chaos principle - occurs. Relationships aren't as frail as I once thought.

Decided to contact friends that I've neglected and been likewise neglected by. Unwilling to just let everything crumble into ashes.

Perhaps just a little sms to let others know you care?

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