People Movement is like Electrical Current

Have you ever thought and made the link of the signs; of short-cuts across grass verges, of the obvious natural pathways, etc.  There is a physics definition that says;

The path of least resistance describes the physical or metaphorical pathway that provides the least resistance to forward motion by a given object or entity, among a set of alternative paths.  The concept is often used to describe why an object or entity takes a given path.

In physics, objects moving through a system always take the path of least resistance.

For example, water flowing downhill follows the path of least resistance, as it’s pulled downward by gravity.

Electricity flowing through and around a circuit behaves similarly;  while every available path has some current through it, the amount of current through each path is inversely proportional to its electrical resistance.

Atmospheric disturbances (storms) flow along the path of least resistance by flowing toward zones of low barometric pressure, where lower air density offers less impedance to the storm system than higher pressure zones.

The path of least resistance is also used to describe certain human behaviours, although with much less specific description than in the strict physical sense.  In these cases, resistance is often used as a metaphor for personal effort or confrontation; a person taking the path of least resistance avoids these.

Look around you.  Look at the ‘unofficial’ paths across grassed areas bypassing or avoiding the ‘officially formed’ paved paths.

If we are to move forwards, to develop ourselves in a positive sense, we need to become “mindful”; of ourselves in all our forms and presentations, of our environment and to accept and recognise greed and selfishness and ignorance.  We need to develop through our emotions and our emotional awareness.

Be mindful, be emotionally aware, become emotionally wise through EQ intelligence.

Michael Boase

CEO Consultant


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