On Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law says that ‘Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.’ It was first coined at Edwards Air Force Base in 1949 at North Base, after a machine had been wired incorrectly.

There are people whose lives are virtually founded on this concept. Their negativity and expectation of Murphy’s Law reinforces their belief that the universe takes any opportunity to bring on the worst case scenario.

I was one of these people who figured the worst case scenario would happen, so why bother being hopeful.

Murphy’s Law was founded in a meaningless moment of frustration and that is when it’s most-commonly referenced – when our phone won’t connect to the internet, when we forgot our umbrella in the rain – but what if we took these moments, said “oh well”, found a solution, and moved on? Even more, what if we acknowledged that this moment was put there to challenge us to understand our limitations, to learn from and move on?

There are no failures, there are only opportunities to learn.

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