“If you push something hard enough, it’ll fall over.”
See also Teslacle’s Deviant to Fudd’s Law: “Half of what goes in here must come out there.”
Now this particular law seems logical on the face of it, but in practice, I am not so sure. Let’s try to apply it to life and politics. Let us say that you want to persuade some entity to do something. For example – fix the damn potholes on Broadway in Schenectady.
- Step one – politely ask the powers that be. OK tried that … didn’t work.
- Step two – ask others to politely ask ….. no worky.
- Step three – volunteer to do it yourself …. problems with liability insurance.
- Step four – elect some loudmouthed nincompoop that says they are gonna make Schenectady great again … taxes raised and a casino is built on an adjacent street resulting in even more traffic and bigger potholes
“A theory is a supposition or a system of ideas intended to explain something, especially one based on general principles independent of the thing to be explained.”
A theory is true until it can be disproven, so I d’ast any social scientist, physicist, mathematician, politician, or just plain old smarty pants whipper snapper to show me a case where they do not hold true. What these two theories explain is why people do what they do.
“If you give the people a light, they’ll follow it anywhere.”
“If you dig a deep enough hole, everybody’ll want to jump into it.”
We are all moths looking for a flame to jump into. I am hovering like a fly waiting for a windshield on the freeway.
Thus endeth your daily edification.