The Path of Least Resistance

A simple-minded approach toward solving problems deals in black and white.  Just as a physics puzzle without friction or resistance is easy to solve, so too are these black and white simple-minded puzzles.  But the world is complex.  There is friction, and there is resistance.  When lightning is about to strike, it does not abort because there is no superconductive object below.  No sir.  Rather, it selects the object with the least resistance to the ground.   Lightning does not require that ideal conditions are satisfied.   It only requires that the bare minimum conditions are satisfied.  Too often, I see people make the mistake of focusing so much on ‘ideal’ conditions that they fail to succeed in their goals.  When the path with no resistance is unavailable, the path with the least resistance might just be the best one to take.