The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell explained what the different laws of social epidemics are.
I learned about how many connections and impacts we make daily. People are a great way to disseminate information.
People are interested in learning information and how to further develop connections to things and other people.
People are likely to remember things if something just “sticks.” This can mean that there is something physical or unique that makes them remember information or a product.
The book also address different phenomenon, like the how the crime rate of a city named Brownsville in NY decreasing. Some attribute its decrease to more policing, but experts believe that there are other factors.
Especially since the city had a heavy gang influence.
To me phrase “the tipping point” signifies that just when you’re at the edge or the climax of your life or your career, the unexpected can happen.
Life has many twist and turns and while you may not always be prepared for these changes, it’s important to embrace them.
This can be applied to things like fashion. Some trends start off as accidents and before you know it, you’ve reinvented fashion or an era.
This can also be applied to food. I’m not sure if the person who invented pineapple on pizza did it intentionally, but it has become a phenomenon.
While it can be a controversial food topic, I’m sure they didn’t anticipate for so many people to enjoy it. To the point where it’s offered to consumers by even fast food chains.
When starting a business, people don’t expect for it to shoot off and gain a lot of attention, but little by little they start selling their product and by the time they know it they’re sold out and need to restock.
The tipping point of someone’s life can be a blessing in disguise. At some point this past summer I didn’t think that I could handle anything more that was thrown my way and guess what? More got thrown my way.
This past summer was easily the hardest and most challenging semester for me mentally and emotionally. I felt pushed beyond my limits with my social life and school. I felt like I didn’t have any energy to even take care of myself and guess what, it’s December now and I look back and can’t believe that I was able to overcome everything that came my way.
This book taught me that it’s those moments where you feel like giving up and that you’re being pushed beyond your limits that you’re going to overcome and not only bounce back, but become even stronger.
I know that because I’m graduating I’m reaching my tipping point of not knowing where to go or what to do, but that’s whats been so exciting for me. My future is what I make of it. School has been planned out for me since I was a child. But for once I get to fully live my life the way that I want to and that’s the most refreshing feeling.