5 Unavoidable Laws About Life

These laws abide in your life whether you choose to acknowledge them or not.

Daniel Silva
2 min readJan 31, 2022
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Life is about accumulating experiences.

You learn as go. Whether you like it or not, you’re bound to make mistakes.

You can continue complaining or you can choose to learn from those mistakes. Or maybe even educate yourself to avoid them.

Either way, you’ll certainly find yourself living according to the 5 laws about life, as you navigate it.

Murphy’s Law

Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.

It reflects the basic pessimism of life. No matter what you do, you will invariably make the incorrect choice at some point.

It doesn’t invalidate however that the outcome might be necessarily bad.

Kidlin’s Law

If you can write the problem down clearly, then the issue is half solved.

The trick here is the word “clearly”.

It means that you already know what’s wrong and only by fully understanding the problem you can come up with the proper solution.

Gilbert’s Law

The biggest problem at work is that no one tells you what to do.

It deals with the day-to-day challenges that employers and employees have to face.

When you’re hired to do a job it’s your responsibility to find the best ways to provide the desired results.

Being more literal: a job description is just that, a description.

Walson’s Law

If you put information and intelligence first at all times, then the money will come.

A person who invests their time understanding the real-time dynamics of the market already has a fair advantage when compared with the competition.

If you want to seize opportunities, learn to find them first.

Falkland’s Law

When you don’t have to make a decision, don’t make a decision.

Troubling habit to follow if you find yourself overthinking about every aspect of your life.

To put this in practice start with small exercises. Prepare your outfit the day prior so when you wake up you don’t have to choose what to wear.

Inspired by a fellow creator, I decided to challenge myself to publish 100 short-form articles within January. This is article number 66.