12/10/13 - 5:11pm
There is an old, time-worn proverb that illustrates how one event can lead to another. It is set in the days when men traveled, and battles were fought, on horseback. You may even remember hearing it.
It begins with the loss of a horseshoe nail: “For want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe, the horse was lost; for want of a horse; the rider was lost; for want of a rider the message was lost; for want of a message, the battle was lost; for want a battle, the kingdom was lost; all for the want of a horseshoe nail.”
Chain reactions happen in nature, too.