"Anything that can go wrong will go wrong." This is the simple yet powerful adage which is Murphy’s Law. But a lot of people don’t know that this infamous law, although have existed for centuries prior, was only named in the year 1949. It was named after Capt. Edward A. Murphy, an engineer at Edwards Air Force Base working on a project called Air Force MX981.
One day, Capt. Murphy got mad at one of his men when he found out something wrong with a transducer. He was heard exclaiming, "If there is any way to do it wrong, he’ll find it." A project manager whose job was to list down the laws of the project listed these words down and named it Murphy’s Law.
From then on, even reputed engineers and scientists of the base would consider this law whenever they attempt to create a project or test some of their creations. Additionally, safety measures were prioritized and were fervently designed to perfection in the hopes of circumventing the threats of Murphy’s Law.
This law indeed exists as evidenced by a lot of people around the world who experience mishaps even in their most planned-out tasks. At events, no matter how hard performers practiced and got ready, slip outs and glitches still happen. The most experienced of people still go wrong at their repetitive tasks.
Businessmen may have studied every possible angle of risks but during operations something unexpected would still come up. For average Joes who carefully plan out their payday advances, would still miss out on a payment despite the accuracy of a payday loan calculator.
No one can really point out the real cause of this law. All they know is that eventually, somewhere along the readiness and familiarity, something wrong will happen. However, this doesn’t mean that it would completely hurt people. Slow down their routines and change their plans, yes, but never to disrupt them of their causes and passions.
If something goes wrong, people can still stand up again and move on. Plans can still be worked out or changed. Routines can be renewed and processes can be improved. No matter what misfortune Murphy’s Law may bring, the strength of spirit and intense faith of people will always prevail.
So if mistakes are bound to happen, it is something people have learned to deal with and circumvent centuries before.