The famous eccentric scientist Nikola Tesla once said: "I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some Creation of the brain unfolding to success... such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything."

But somewhere in the back of his mind, he knew that creation is often accompanied with Destruction. We tend to use words like renewal to trick our brains into believing destruction does not permeate and birth creation, but it does. Destruction is a key element of all creativity and progress.

Nothing is created out of thin air, it is an upgrade on its predecessor or its parts, which means something has to be at least partially destroyed, in order for something new to be created.

Chaos and disorder

Artists are prone to self-destruction. The most prominent musical figures of the past century have all been tortured individuals. Their creativity was born out of self-destruction and their self-destruction out of chaos and disorder. Even holy books are full of allegorical stories of which the most important underlying themes are often self-sacrifice, sacrifice, destruction and creation.

Isn't this how our Universe was born? What is The Big Bang, other than creation born out of chaos and destruction?

This is applicable to every aspect of human life and every part of our society. Aren't societal norms dismantled, so new ones can replace them?

Are we addicted to chaos?

What is it in us that attracts us to chaos? Are we addicted to it? The global phenomenon of Donald Trump, an agent of chaos, is a testament to this. The media and the public are feeding into his controlled chaos, reinforcing it and watching him publicly manifest and channel it time after time again.

Are we not destroying the planet we live on?

Music, literature, art, politics -- destruction, chaos and creativity are all around us. They are everywhere and we cannot function without them, just like each of these concepts cannot exist without the others. They are parts of an elaborate, complex creation that we call reality.

Yet, we create that reality ourselves. We choose who and what we are and we choose when to destroy and when to create. Is destruction inherently creative or is creation inherently destructive? Whatever the answer to that question is, one thing is for sure: Destruction and creation live next door to each other.