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There are many situations and disastrous circumstances where impulsive and emotional solutions are applied, which apparently solve the problem but unintentionally create new problems or collateral damage that may be worse. This is known as The Law Of Unintended Consequences.
Our worst decisions are only later known to us as being terrible ones. When we make those decisions, we think of them as good ones
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The precautionary principle refers to preventing harm by not doing anything that could have negative consequences.
It is best set out by using the proverb "better safe than sorry" or the medical motto, "first do no harm." The principle has strengths and weaknesses, and it i...
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Most of us have a simple, cause-to-effect relationship with our surroundings and the events that unfold in our lives. We try to solve problems using a linear-thinking model, resulting in inconstant consequences. This is known as The Cobra Effect.
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According to Newton’s first law, objects tend to remain at rest unless an external force or energy makes them change their state.
Applied to life, this would mean everything requires energy and effort to get started, and be propelled towards action.
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