Entropy: The Concealed Force Ready to Ruin Your Life

But, there is way out of the gloom!

Darren Matthews
7 min readSep 5, 2023
Photo by Galen Crout on Unsplash

Entropy is a concealed force we struggle to understand.

In the strict sense of the word, the definition — with its scientific meaning is often beyond most of us. But that doesn’t let you off the hook.

The Wikipedia entry makes my point:

  • Entropy is a scientific concept
  • It’s a measurable physical property
  • It quantifies the disorder, randomness, or uncertainty of a system

This isn’t an article where I expand on the scientific meaning of entropy.

No, I want to highlight to you the life-changing impact of entropy. I want you to understand how disorder, randomness & uncertainty will affect your decision-making.

In this article, I explain how entropy entered my parent’s lives and ruined them. I’ll give an example of what you should do to limit the impact of entropy in your life.

How Entropy Took Over My Parents’ Lives

What unfolds in the true stroy below, is summarised as follows:

  • My stepdad suffered a stroke
  • His cognitive abilities began to reduce



Darren Matthews

Following my curiosity — which is decision-making — and sharing what I learn along the way