"The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents... Some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new Dark Age. " - H.P. Lovecraft
I have one foot on the side of order, and the other on the side of chaos. Too much external chaos is oppressive because people are preoccupied with protecting themselves instead of being free to pursue their passions, to connect and to create. When order is rigid and intrusive, exerting unnecessary control instead of simply protecting people's rights and allowing society to run smoothly, a little (or, at times, a lot of) chaos may be necessary to break it down.
I also think a balance of order and chaos is needed on an internal/individual level in order to be a dynamic, healthy person.
“If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.” - Hermann Hesse