To Be or Not To Be
A little kingdom I possess,
Where thoughts and feelings dwell;
And very hard the task I find
Of governing it well.
-- Louisa May Alcott.
...........hmmm....that more or less describes my situation !!
~A Wise Man Said~
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
~When in Lancaster~
Life as PhD Student
Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Monday, December 31, 2001
I'm not into laws. For one thing, they're too complicated and for another, they never made life any easier. Neither Newton's law of Gravity nor Einstein's law of relativity make a difference to the way my world rises and sets everyday. I might know what makes things tick, but well, if I can't make 'em tick, don't see the point behind the whole exercise.
I just found a law that I wouldn't have suspected anyone would go and make -- How could they? I thought it could only apply to me.
Just when I would say, this is the worst thing that can happen to me and fully expect it to happen, something far more worse hapens. Just when I would say there's no possibility of this going wrong, just not possible, well, the possibility itself materialises. Just when I am most eager for something, the something vanishes (person, event, whatever). Well, thats the general picture and it can't get any more specific.
If you're wondering about the law, here it is.....
If anything can go wrong, it will.
If there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.
Corollary: If there is a worse time for something to go wrong, it will happen then.
If anything just cannot go wrong, it will anyway.
If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which something can go wrong, and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.
Left to themselves, things tend to go from bad to worse.
If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.