I was questioned by someone today as to why I use the term Gun Powder Effect, as well as what and why I use it.
Well I can tell you that when people say Ping Pong ball effect, I look down on it. Everyone can imagine a bunch of rat traps laid on a floor all ready
to spring into action. And all it takes is just one to go off to set off almost all of the rest. I don't like using this term because it just seems
too easy to reconstruct. Sure each individual rat trap is hard to reset, but it isn't as catastrophic as you would want to imagine. You could replace
them with rocks, boulders, and even mountains. But that is something that can't be imagined properly. No. I just don't like the way it is
One would use the Domino effect but.... Like rat traps and ping pong balls... they are simple and easy to reconstruct. It just takes time.
No... All the dominoes in the world can't even amount to what I am going to explain here:
The Gun Powder Effect:
The way I picture it, everyone has two things. These two things are forever attached to us. A spark, and gun powder. A spark can be ignited in several
different ways. But simply explained it is a spark. The gun powder should be self explanatory but to make it quite clear? It is black powder. But to
avoid being labeled a racist.... GUN POWDER. (Explosive composition.)
Each and every time you mess up, get into an argument, or for what ever reason cause anything bad to happen in your life you are dropping gun powder.
While at the same time creating a spark. From simply smoking a cigarette to detonating the entire planet earth.... They can fall into the category of
some sort of wrong doing. The more times you do something wrong the more gun powder gets dropped, and each time the spark is there. There is no way to
truly keep this gun powder from spilling, nor is there ever a way to stop the spark from emitting. But the volatility, or grossness, of each
occurrence is determined by your perception, and nothing more.
To simplify what I am saying: You can limit how much of a spark is ignited and how much gun powder you drop. But all it takes is that one miss step,
and what is created is one of only two things.
A controllable fire that you can put out, resulting in recourse and reconstruction.
Or the complete obliteration of everything the gun powder has touched.
It all depends on you.
A number of examples can be used here but that is how I see it. Ping pong balls and dominoes just seem to be the sugar coated way of telling this
tale, as compared to gun powder.