Whatever I try to do, that pernicious theif Entropy steals it away!
I’m trying to amass knowledge, because as we all know, knowledge is power. The trouble is, while I’m focused on one thing, trying to absorb the necessary facts, Entropy is busy stealing other facts away.
Money? Well I don’t need to say much here do I? It doesn’t seem to matter how good I get at gathering it in, the universal leveller Entropy seems to step in and ensure that I never collect very much of it in one place.
Friends? Happily this one seems to be less aflicted by ol’ Mr. Entropy, but perhaps that’s because there are (usually) two people working against him.
I wonder if the personification of Entropy would be Loki, the Norse god of mischief? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loki