“Law of Least Effort”

“A general “law of least effort” applies to cognitive as well as physical exertion. The law asserts that if there are several ways of achieving the same goal, people will eventually gravitate to the least demanding course of action. In the economy of action, effort is a cost, and the acquisition of skill is driven…

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How the great truth dawned

newcriterion.com · by Gary Saul Morson Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s three-volume opus, The Gulag Archipelago, which some have called the most important masterpiece of the twentieth century, is subtitled: “An Experiment in Literary Investigation.” Consider how odd that is. No Westerner would call such a work “literary,” lest someone discount its documentary value. Literature is one thing,…

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SIE

SIE is, I believe, an American Air Force-unique acronym. SIE = self-initiated elimination. SIE may mean the individual’s performance is purposely not up to expectation, in other words, they intended to fail, compelling someone to relieve them of their obligation. SIE also references an individual’s deliberate request to be removed from training or a mission….

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