**MULLER'S THEOREMS**

1.
**Theorem: **if it
happens, it must be possible.

2.
**Theorem: **We never take
credit for our best skills for they come without effort.

3.
**Corollary**: You never
give yourself credit for those things you do best.

4.
**Corollary**: People tend
to work to improve their weaknesses rather than exploit their strengths.

5.
**Corollary **We spend
most of our effort trying to learn to do things for which we have little
talent..

6.
**Theorem: **The
responsibility associated with a job is proportional to the second power of the
power.

7.
**Corollary**: Every person with power feels
powerless.

8.
**Theorem: **Everything we
read in the newspapers is true, unless we were involved, and then what we read
is not only wrong but backwards.

9.
**Corollary: **Most of our
opinions are based on false information.

10.
**Associated Wise Saying**
(from Josh Billings): The trouble with most folks isnŐt so much their
ignorance; itŐs knowing so much that ainŐt so.

11.
**Theorem: **Everybody
else's life is just as complicated as your own.

12.
**Corollary**: You canŐt guess how other people will
behave in most situations.

13.
**Associated Commandment**:
Never reject someoneŐs request for Ňtheir own good.Ó

14.
**Theorem: **Any action
that is beyond criticism is invariably incorrect.

15.
**Corollary: **Any totally
successful project was not sufficiently daring.

16.
**Corrollary**: Beware the
straight A average.

17.
**Theorem: **Boredom is
GodŐs most insidious and powerful gift to mankind.

**18.
****Corollary: **Boredom
is a frequent predecessor to creativity.

19.
**Corollary**: Learning is
the second greatest joy in life.

20.
**Corollary**: Solitary
confinement can be the most severe punishment.

21.
**Theorem:** The reasons
that the rules of life are unpublished is that they are constantly changing.

22.
**Corollary**: Novels,
stage, and film are less realistic than Nintendo.

23.
**Theorem:** Life is more
interesting and rewarding than physics or mathematics.

24.
**Corollary: **Great
theorists don't Ôburn outŐ; they discover life.

25.
**Theorem**: Scientists are as easily fooled as
anybody else.

26.
**Corollary: **A scientist
should know the above theorem and take steps to compensate.

27.
**Theorem:** Creativity is
characterized by the physical symptoms of adventure.

28.
**Corollary:** Adventure
is characterized by uncertainty, anxiety and discomfort.

29.
**Theorem:** In a
fireworks display, if youŐre not sure it was the finale, it wasnŐt.

30.
**Theorem: **Any suggested
change in armaments is immoral, for the change either makes war more terrible,
or more likely.

31.
**Theorem: **The expectation for the life of an idea is equal to
the time it has already existed without being disproven.

32.
**Theorem: **Two children in the same family are always very
different.

33.
**Corollary: **All parents
should have at least two children, so that they neither (a) take too much
credit for the success of one, or (b) not take too much blame for the other.

34.
**Theorem: **The secret of
leadership is to be more consistently right than other people are.

35.
**Theorem:** Most people
underestimate the greatness of anyone greater than themselves.

36.
**Theorem:** The trick to
learning is enjoying.

37.
**Corollary:** The trick
to enjoying something is understanding why others enjoy it.

38.
**Law of Schoolwork.** If you can figure out why the course
was created, and why someone once loved the subject, youŐll learn it
effortlessly, even with a boring teacher.

39.
**Law of Boring Classes.** Every class was created because
somebody loved the subject.
Understand that, and apply the Law of Schoolwork.

40.
**Theorem: **Your sense of
time is measured in terms of your age.

41.
** Corollary:** The older you get, the closer you get to ancient
times.

42.
** Corollary:** History is boring for the young, and fascinating to
the old.

43.
** Corollary:** It is more effective to teach the young by
emphasizing the present, not the past.

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