What’s the point of symmetry? Nada!
Something happens and then something else happens in exactly the same way only in the opposite direction – solution provided, a equals b, annihilation of a statement, smooth sailing, serenity, peace, things just the way they should be, no movement, stationary, timeless, could we also say, no life? Maybe, maybe not.
However, one evidence of life would be for asymmetry to evolve, like the sticking out of a sore thumb, or the emergence of a four leaf clover from a three leaf clover. That should murk up the waters a bit, create a ripple effect, start a flow of vibration. Welcome a new beginning. Give eternity a new reason for living.
And the lifecycle begins in earnest to grow from beginning stages to maturity and probably back to symmetry.
This is the state of affairs we crave in this day and age, a building up of culture to form the next institutions that will capture the interest of our society. This is what is required to revive prosperity. For after all what is prosperity, but a propeller that carries you through the ladder, up to the top. And isn’t that what every nation is after. Isn’t that what breeds Patriotism, convinces one of ethnocentrism (pride in your ethnic group) – seeing your ethnic group as the one that are the chosen ones, the favoured ones, the blessed ones, the most talented of all others. the only ones who have a right to live in dignity, the confident ones, the brave ones. This is a hot phase and as the group progresses it will learn to cool down in other for development to occur for only in a cool regime can complex institutions that are capable of settling the conflicts that arise from diversification. The reality that we each are deserving of basic human rights. As Fela would say “human rights na my property”, “and so therefore you can’t dash me my property”. Everyone owns some rights just for being human. You may deny someone his human rights doesn’t mean you have taken away his human rights and as you can’t take it away neither can you give it back or restore it. You only become aware and thereby become more human when you acknowledge that the other is also a chosen one from his perspective. And goes through all the emotions that you may go through in your “civilised” society.
Note that this tirade is not an indictment on symmetry, it is not saying that no symmetry is necessary and all asymmetry is preferred. It is talking specifically of the asymmetry that comes out of symmetry. So in other words there must be symmetry as a law at the beginning and then by some uncommon exception to the rule the exception somehow becomes a rule in itself, and asymmetry rears its head and becomes established.