I recently did a post about the butterfly effect. I was really surprised to learn that my mom had never heard of it.
It comes from the Chaos Theory, basically saying when a butterfly flaps it's wings that it causes a tornado on the other side of the world. Obviously, a butterfly can't do that but there is something to the theory.
By creating small changes in complex systems, a major impact can occur.
This started with weather, but it has since been researched and proven in different areas..social, market, economic and results are very interesting.
I would like to think that all small acts of kindness and positivity make a major difference in the world. But there are too many factors for this to happen everytime. What if 1 out of 10 times that you helped someone or performed a random act of kindness, it actually did make a larger impact? Guess we may never know when a good deed can have a butterfly effect.