There is a branch of Physics called ‘Non linear Dynamics’ that studies systems governed by equations more complex than the linear – not random, just not linear eg. the Weather system. In Mathematics, their study is referred to as ‘Chaos Theory’.
Here’s what I have found to be non-linear in Life…
- Health benefits from good habits
- Accrual of Knowledge and Wisdom
- How our Relationships ebb and flow
- Career Progression
- Wealth Accumulation
- Recovery from Pain
- Dealing with Grief and Loss
In short, almost every thing that matters in Life. And yet, we expect all of these to be linear phenomena.