The second law of thermodynamics says that the entropy of the universe is increasing. Entropy is historically related to order, or disorder, of a system. Therefore, the law says that the “Disorder of the Universe is increasing.” This basically addresses the phenomenon of irreversibility in nature.
All that being said, I have a pretty severe case of Ataxophobia, which is a fear of disorder, anyway. I actually fear disorder and not being able to locate what I need to locate, mentally or physically. According to the second law of thermodynamics then, I see no end in sight for my phobia or that it may actually not be a phobia, since by definition a phobia is an irrational fear and is actually termed a disorder! If it is an actual law of thermodynamics that this disorder is increasing, how can it be irrational to fear it?
In other words, I don’t think it is accurately placed in the “disorders and phobia” category when it is, quite obviously, well-founded.
I just wanted to get that off my chest. I feel some order in my brain now, at least. I am right and whoever decided it was a disorder is wrong; as usual.
To quote Monk, “It’s alright; I’m not OK.”