Monday, 17 October 2011

Murphy's Law

Many of us wonder why our life isn’t perfect. Why something has to go wrong anyway? And if something has to go wrong, why is it always us? Actually, we follow certain protocols, and the scheme made by our heavenly father is based on some rules and regulations. Let’s just say we are never in a state to guess what will happen next, because whatever happens will surely NOT be of our best interest.

When there is a possibility of several things going wrong, the one that’ll cause the maximum damage goes wrong first and the chaos takes place at a time we least expect! We coin the phrase “Be positive” so often but our errands don’t seem to be going in the positive direction. There always is at least one job that always follows a negative path. After all it’s all about energy conservation! Too much of a positive flow needs to be balanced by a negative element. And ridiculously, the work that gets screwed is co-incidentally the most important work always!

Sometimes it might happen that we feel all our tasks are going smoothly, and life can’t be better! But, (there’s always a ‘but’) we obviously might have overlooked something! And it’s usually the key point, which is the prime seed of destruction of the happening of all the other tasks. And we tend not to find it until it gets in position to ruin the rest of the lot. Nature always sides with hidden flaws, and we fight and strive to support campaigns that save nature, eh?

If what I said above holds, and still we are not able to find that one small error, it might not be present as such! What could be more pleasing! And yes, we are actually walking into an ambush here! In the old days during the Vietnam War, the Vietcong used to set up booby traps for the Americans, who are obsessed with their perfectionist theories, and believe they can always win a war. These guys finally end up blowing themselves up singing, “Over the land of the free and the home of the brave!”

Had all the builders built their building the way programmers code their programs, then surely the first woodpecker that came along would have destroyed an entire civilization! No offence intended to poor coders, but it’s all about more the amount of brains we have, the more we tend to jumble things up. We never run out of things that can go wrong. Thus we try to be so logical, you know! We always come to the wrong conclusion very confidently and systematically. When things are left their way, they tend to get from bad to worse. Entropy it is! We plan to keep our books nice and tidy all along, but all that happens is, there is always a layer of dust on them, however clean they are expected to be.

Finally, we have a category of people who call themselves experts! And they really are, as they know more and more about less and less and final end up knowing everything about nothing and damaging things which would have remained unharmed otherwise. It’s an interesting fact to note that when it comes to damaging things, things always get destroyed in direct proportion to their value, and the chance that we are the culprit also varies in the same proportion! We have often thought about the small fact that it is always us who are spanked at home for breaking Mum’s favorite and most expensive vase!

Overall, we find that there is nothing called an absolutely flawless and state-of-the-art possibility of a "perfect" thing. If things can go bad, they will go worse, until they end up being the worst possible. And this in short is known as "Murphy’s Law". And people who consider that rules are meant to be broken, they actually follow Murphy’s Law most sincerely.

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