Is it worth buying a worldwide best seller, which even today is influencing the way millions of people think?
Before answering, it is important to know more about the book.
In 1949, US Air Force aircraft engineer Captain Ed Murphy, observing the progress of some of his experiments, said:
A statement that he became world-famous for, which soon spread as Murphy’s Law.
In any case, Ed Murphy was not the first to disseminate aphorisms full of pessimism; as early as 1786, the Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote that The best-laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley, while in 1884 the novelist James Payn had already discovered that a slice of toast always falls on the buttered side.
Today, thanks to the speed with which negativity spreads, Murphy’s Law has established the principle that
In short, this book is a genuine guide for anyone wishing to take a good chance at succumbing to impotence.
The set of Murphy’s Law was collected in this booklet by Arthur Bloch in 1977.
Before we go any further, watch this video; then we will make a reflection together.
What can we learn from this video?
Some very interesting things:
The survival instinct makes us more likely to remember adverse events and to forget the positive ones.
So, what about Murphy’s Law? Do we trash it and then forget it forever?
Absolutely not, because this book is a genuine inventory of existential pessimism, which also offers the oldest and surest antidote against bad moods and pessimism:
Happy reading and… fun!