The second law of thermodynamics states that the entropy of any isolated system always increases.
Can you remember the last time you found yourself in a paralytic feedback loop seeming to be trapped climbing the Penrose infinity steps for eternity? Do you ever feel like Sisyphus pushing a rock up a hill only to have it fall so you have to begin again?
When is the last time you felt as though your struggle and pain would never end? If you’re anything like me, the answer is more recently than you’d like to admit. I would submit to you that the reason our entropy seems to grow is that we have believed the illusion that we are alone - that we have nobody to reach out to. This creates something of an auto-echo-chamber that allows nothing in and nothing out.
All it takes for this tension to be relieved is one human connection. Our isolation is fully capable of killing us and it happens every day. Unchecked inner entropy will almost always leave dead bodies in its wake.
When we wait until we hit a breaking point to ask for help, it is much harder to come back. Once the skin is cut, it can be sutured but it can never be uncut. It will always be easier to break things than to fix them.
Don’t wait until you break. Don’t wait until your friends break. Engage in your own humanity long enough to recognize that we and those around us need support.
Reach out. Don’t resist help. Don’t wait until irrevocable damage has been done.
With love and good faith,