The “butterfly effect” theory originated from a Meteorologist named Edward Lorenz. He discovered that a butterfly flapping it’s wings in Brazil could cause a tornado in Texas. Not literally, but in the way that small, random variables can lead to huge changes in weather. The theory of the butterfly effect (as it relates to life) says that these small random actions we take can set us on an unpredictable future path.
Movies and TV shows have played with the idea of the butterfly effect. Shows such as Rick and Morty and movies like The Butterfly Effect showcase their interpretation of the theory. It’s definitely an interesting theory to think about. Although to me, the butterfly effect as it relates to life could never exist in current-time. Because, if it did, it would be no different than the life we already are living, unpredictable.
The butterfly effect is part of a larger theory, called the chaos theory. The chaos theory states that there are limitations to predictions. No matter what, there will always be random variables that can alter things in unforeseen ways. Chaos theory studies random and unpredictable behavior in systems governed by deterministic laws. Deterministic laws are (philosophical) laws in which remove randomness and unpredictability.
There’s no way to tell what the future holds, live your life how you want. If you’re bored with things, spice things up and do something different. Keep moving forward and have a good time while doing it.