Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion
In other words, if you have a certain amount of time to complete something, that’s how long it will generally take.
Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong (at the worst possible time)
Most ideas look great on paper. But by the time events go from A all the way through the alphabet to Z, you see who rules when it comes to getting something from the theoritical stage to the practical stage : it's Murphy's Law.
No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy. Hope for the best, be ready for the worst....
What is the Golf Ball Effect ?
First note that small causes can have huge consequenses. Butterfly Effect?
When hitting the ball, a difference of a few angles will result in a big difference in the position where the ball will land....
When meeting someone, anyone, especially for the very first time or for the few first times, I think there are just 2 essential things to consider:...
Success has several meanings in the dictionary. It may be about a happy outcome, a job, a sporting event. For a public figure, it may be a favor, a public hearing. It is also about pleasing someone, seducing someone or achieving a desired goal. In all these definitions, one thing is certain anyway, one must work hard to achieve a marked success. But today, success is regarded as the result of practices which are unorthodox, shady or even occult. Anyone who gets successful is systematically accused of having made a deal with the devil.
Nowadays, in many people's mind: "Once someone has been dirty, they can never get the right to become clean". Some (mostly public) people have seen their past resurface and be exposed to public scrutiny. We don't have anything better to do than to draw upon people past history and mistakes, hence giving rise to avalanches of accusations that are all equally wacky.
I wonder if we are no longer allowed to succeed on this earth; if we are bound to die poor and unhappy; if we should remain in a state of failure instead of trying to improve ourselves.
As of today, I, Strella, am neither the daughter nor the protegee of anyone. I have been knocking on every door while hoping for help, but those doors usually remain closed. Nevertheless I persevere and I continue to move forward. I struggle as much as I can. Sometimes, I work without being paid. While I am in the face of adversity, no one shows up, there are no rumors about me, there are no nude pictures or videos of me anywhere....
Dear teenagers and young adults who have been shocked by this article, and who did not fail to let me know, I owe you an apology.
Indeed, I wrote without considering the two absolute truths of social networks, namely:
1. In front of a (webcam, smartphone, video) camera connected to the Internet (or not), you may expose yourself (literally or figuratively).
The results can range from the topless picture (with a duck face, optionally) to the sextape - for the boldest among them, not to mention the full disclosure of the finest details of their personal life.
But hey, the most important thing is to get "likes", "retweets" and "+1s"....
As I am writing this:
There are 255 million websites and 152 million blogs online, 35 hours of video are uploaded to Youtube every single minute, 119 millions tweets are posted every day...
It is estimated that a week's worth of the New York Times contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a life time in the 18th century....
Accepts you as you are.
Believes in you.
Calls you just to say "hi."
Doesn't give up on you.
Envisions the whole of you (even the unfinished parts).
Forgives your mistakes.