Sturgeon’s law

Sturgeon’s law is an adage that states that “ninety percent of everything is crap.” The law is named after science fiction author Theodore Sturgeon, who introduced the idea in a short story collection in 1950.

While the law is often used to dismiss popular culture, it can just as easily be applied to any field of human activity, from art to politics. In many ways, Sturgeon’s law is a reflection of the fact that we are all human and imperfect.

We are constantly bombarded with choices, and it is impossible to like or enjoy everything. As a result, it is not surprising that most things are not to our taste. However, Sturgeon’s law should not be used as an excuse for laziness or closed-mindedness.

Even if ninety percent of everything is crap, that still leaves ten percent that is worth our time and attention. By taking the time to find the diamonds in the rough, we can enrich our lives and make the world a better place.