OBSERVATION

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)

keywords:

[General Systems Theory]

[danger]

[on your guard]