We are made for action, and activity is the sovereign remedy for all physical ills.” – Frederick the Great, promulgator of the Oblique Order.
While this can be, at times, refuted in the micro, in the macro he was entirely correct. From our physical characteristics to the workings of our minds, we are built for action. Humanity progresses only through activity. In both the micro and macro, it is activity that increases our strength and endurance. While our minds are often given to consideration and reflection, it is the product of these thoughts which spurs us to action. Even the enlightenment of Frederick’s day gave birth to action.
This is what the Malthusians, Luddites, Occupiers, and other people of poor character do not understand. Limiting the use of our resources only serves to limit our progress. Sitting in a park soiling oneself, whining that other people have more then you, doesn’t rise to the level of activity necessary for progress. It is moving, doing, building, growing, innovating, manufacturing, industrializing, commerce …… all of these things work towards the advancement of humanity.
Entropy is caused by the discouragement of the mentioned activities. A recent example of such entropy caused by discouragement of stated activities is the failed thoughts and ideas of socialist Marxism. The entropy immediately led to political, economic, and societal collapse to large segments of the world.