Ludovica Lumer

Neurobiologist and Philosopher

The continual change that sweeps through us and the world around us has modeled our nervous system in such a way that it is able to extract a sort of peaceful stability out of what is not stable. The stability that, as sole consolation, rescues us from the inevitability of our fate. This fate, combined with our highly social nature, impels us, at every instant of our existence, toward what could be called an obsession: the craving to communicate and to wrest meaning out of everything that surrounds us. It is an attempt to oppose entropy, to tidy up every detail into an apparently coherent whole with the aim of shoehorning chaos into a sort of order, semantic harmony and intimate relatedness.

And so I ask you:
In the midst of chaos, how do you find peace?

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