Last night the soldier and I were talking about a theory I’m developing where basically I wonder if the rules that apply to the percentage of alcoholics who get sober apply to other (or even all) problems and pathologies and anything else you might imagine.
Rather than call me crazy, he said I might be on to something and he mentioned the natural logarithm or the 80/20 rule. I might go into this if I can find verification of a key piece of information. I need to know how many alcoholics get and stay sober for life from a verifiable or reliable source, I am pretty sure the number is abysmally low.
So while I can’t expound on my theory at the moment, I am excited at idea that the things I think can be backed up mathematically and he also said something else I thought was key which is what prompted this blog.
He got talking about how things occur in nature like a chain of dominoes falling and you only need remove or stop one domino from falling in line to disrupt the whole thing and it seems to me that comprehending this makes any problem you face manageable. And matter of fact, I had already come to such a conclusion regarding the fights we have.
A couple weeks ago I made a decision (so hard for Libra) to act in one way rather than another when our next fight broke out being well aware it will stop the fight in it’s tracks. I’ll be taking a domino out, see? And the upshot is this:
If you can learn to pluck out a domino, you should be able to exploit the natural logarithm and that right there would be a hell of a skill.