Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Domino Effect

It appears we may be seeing what is generally referred to as the Domino Effect. This is basically where numerous events are linked together and occur over a very short period of time. One of the most relative factors about the Domino Effect is that it actually involves two main theories. The Domino Theory requires basically two things to start the Domino Effect in motion. That is an independent action of some sort that will lead to the destabilization of its neighbors (the other dominoes). Surprisingly, it only takes a very small amount of energy to start the dominoes falling, but once started, that force becomes multiplied with each successive event until all the dominoes fall.

All one has to do is take a look at current events around the world to realize that we may be seeing a classic example of the Domino Effect. This is just one of the dangers of a global economy that many people may fail to realize. It could be the simplest of events that has put the dominoes in motion and could very well be related to a rise in the price of food or fuel or the amount of unemployment people are experiencing. Whatever the original cause may have been, once the dominoes start to fall it will take a major event to break the chain (i.e., some of the dominoes refuse to cooperate and therefore don’t fall stopping the chain of events).

Cooperation of its neighbors is the primary energy source that powers the Domino Effect and without it all the dominoes may not fall. When considering current events now happening on a global basis, there are a lot of dominoes, so to speak, that may have already fallen. Hopefully, they may not all cooperate.

Staying above the water line!


Disclaimer: The context of this post is a personal opinion expressed by this author.


Mayberry said...

The dominoes are falling, that's for sure. Things are about to get very messy, I believe...

riverwalker said...

To: Mayberry

I try to follow current events closely to see if there is a linked sequence of events. Then I look for a change that signals a break in the chain of events or slows the process down...this includes political, financial or otherwise.

I believe this is often referred to as "situational awareness".

Thanks Mayberry.


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