This week’s book is a break from heavy reading. The Butterfly Effect is little book with 109 visually stunning pages that pack an enormous message direct from Andy Andrews (author of The Traveler’s Gift).
We’ve all heard of the butterfly effect. Originally a myth that has since been proven, the butterfly effect is technically the “Law of Sensitive Dependence Upon Initial Conditions.” This simply means that with every flap of a butterfly’s wings, air molecules are moved and impact other molecules, setting off a domino effect that could eventually start a hurricane on the other side of the planet. A very small action that can have an enormous unknown impact.
Andrews applies the principle of the butterfly effect to our actions, right down to the most insignificant. One man won the Nobel Prize for saving millions of people from famine due to the development of corn and wheat that could survive in arid climates.
This fact stands alone in its significance. Then Andrews connects this man to a series of prior actions that made his work with corn and wheat possible, taking you back on an amazing journey through time and beautifully illustrating how the actions of one person permanently alter the future for the entire world.
By the end of the book, I had to wipe away a few tears. After a hectic day, I reconnected with what really matters, which is why this little book is so special.
Perfect for your coffee table, bedside table (I enjoyed the every morning reminder), or memorable gifts to those who have impacted you, The Butterfly Effect will stick with you.
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