Stagnation is followed by shear.
(This is a consequence of reciprocity.)
(cf: the stick-slip phenomenon)
(cf: Shane’s remark about needing to be most careful when things are quiet)
(cf: two months of quiet in one of Kipling’s stories whose purpose was to put the protagonist off his guard)
(cf: Mount Vesuvius)
[General Systems Theory]
[on your guard]