As systems are oscillators, they tend to some sort of periodic regularity, i.e. to a dynamic regime. A dynamically stable regime correspond to a toric or periodic attractor.
However, a regime is not necessarily stable in the long run. Some very unfrequent environmental disturbances may unsettle stability, throwing the system "out of gear", either into another dynamically stable regime – possibly at a higher level of complexity if the disturbance is a permanently heightened flow of energy, or into chaotic behavior.
Any given regime is in many cases taken for granted. Such a mental rut is quite dangerous, because it leads to a false sense of security and eventually to dramatic awakenings.
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