For Your Windows


on December 14, 2010

Back in 1982, a theory was introduced called the BROKEN WINDOW THEORY. This theory sparked a lot of controversy among social scientists. Two of them, James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling presented this idea in the March 1982 edition of  The Atlantic Monthly:

Consider a building with a few broken windows. If the windows are not repaired, the tendency is for vandals to break a few more windows. Eventually, they may even break into the building, and if it’s unoccupied, perhaps become squatters or light fires inside.

Or consider a sidewalk. Some litter accumulates. Soon, more litter accumulates. Eventually, people even start leaving bags of trash from take-out restaurants there or breaking into cars.

The main concept here is to fix problems before they get out of hand, inviting others to participate negatively. Many critics agreed that taking care of initial problems might deter further damage, but not as many agreed that this theory would prevent it from happening at all. Okay, all you thinkers, comment on that one!

Pretty sure there will be no controversy about my theory, which is called the CLEAN WINDOW THEORY. I am certain that if you get your windows cleaned by a professional, you will never again want to do them yourself . That theory also states that if you have clean windows, your neighbors  will want their’s clean too.

Improve your outlook on life.



  1. William says:

    Excellent Post!
    I agree 100%

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