Murphy’s 1st Law: Whatever can go wrong will go wrong.
Murphy’s 2nd Law: Whatever can go wrong will go wrong at the worst possible time.
Murphy’s 3rd Law: Whatever can go wrong will go wrong at the worst possible time at the greatest possible financial cost.
Cohen’s Law: Murphy was an optimist.
Strangely enough I find the laws not only applicable to everyday life I also think of them as being motivation to get the most out of experiences. I heard a quote that said something to the effect that the universe, God or whatever higher power you may believe in only gives us problems that we can handle in order for us to learn certain lessons. Napoleon Hill author of the personal development classic ‘Think and Grow Rich” said that within every problem lies even a greater possibility of achievement. Over time if we never learn this lesson the same or similar problems will be put in our paths until we learn how to deal with that as yet-to-be-mastered problem. I’ve also heard that small people have small problems and big people have big problems. If we are meant to learn from our obstacles, difficulties, problems or the more optimistic ‘challenges’ then it should go something like this:
It would seem that the universe, God, or whatever higher power there is likes high drama to get our blood pumping, our creativity stewing and hopefully light our desire to take action on that ‘challenge.’ Playwright Archibald MacLeish in his play The Secret of Freedom, has a character offer: “The only thing about a man that is a man is his mind. Everything else you can find in a pig or a horse.” We must use our minds to solve our problems and invent our own lives to fit the dream we have imagined.
It is up to each of us to set our direction in life. Even though it will most likely be very difficult with that already mentioned high drama Higher Power has provided, we will in all probability achieve those goals if we never give up. There will be hard times. That is the way the universes makes sure we’re grateful for what we get.
‘If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams and endeavors to live a life in which he has imagined he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours’ -Henry David Thoreau