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]