Universal Demand Law
The Universal Demand Law explains what to expect from placing demands on anything living or what to expect when taking a demand off anything living.
The word DEMAND here is to be understood as placing a load on anything living. It is not to be understood as in "supply and demand".
Not only does this law govern human affairs, it actually affects all aspects of life in all things living. It applies to a single cell in our body or a group of cells, a whole organ or other body part. It applies to a whole human being or a group of humans. It applies to a leaf of a tree, a branch of a tree, a whole tree or a whole forrest.
Violations against this important law of nature are punished by Mother Nature with outcomes that are totally unexpected by most that have no knowledge of this most powerful and as yet not widely known law discovered by me around 1975. It deserves to be taught in schools and specially in universities. It should be mandatory to be applied by politicians whenever they are creating new laws and regulations. It should also be retroactively applied to existing laws and regulations to strike them off the books if they fail the UniversalDemandLaw litmus test. That would result in far fewer laws and regulations on the books and it would restore and preserve more of our freedoms. It would prevent the majority of economic and societal disasters created by so many, undoubtedly well-intentioned, laws and regulations.
The 4 points of the Universal Demand Law
1. If a demand is made on any living thing, it will strengthen and/or improve such living thing. Optimum improvements from these demands will result from optimum demands that are not too small or too large but just right and maderate. Moderation in anything in life comes out with the best results.
2. If a demand is taken off any living thing or support is given to a living thing, that living thing will weaken and/or deteriorate.
3. If the demand made on any living thing is too great it will break or malfunction . . . . . .
4. . . . . from which it will self repair, and it will emerge stronger and improved, IF IT WAS NOT BROKEN BEYOND REPAIR.
The Universal Demand Law as tested against the real world:
To test and demonstrate the validity of the Universal Demand Law, the best method is to test it against known outcomes in the real world.
1. RUN OVER BY A TRUCK
If you are run over by a truck, it is an overdemand and the body will be broken beyond proper repair.
2. BREAKING A MAJOR BONE
If you break a bone in arm or leg and it is a clean break, and it is not broken beyond repair, then the place where the bone mends will be denser bone tissue and it will be stronger than before the break.
3. PARENTS DISCIPLINING THEIR CHILDREN
If parents place a demand on their children, those children will have a better chance to develop into reasonably well functioning adults.
4. PARENTS NOT DISCIPLINING THEIR CHILDREN
If there is no demand placed on children, they more likely will deteriorate and more likely develop into poorly functioning adults.
5. WELL INTENTIONED SOCIALISM
If you take the natural demands of normal daily life away from adults by placing them on one or other form of socialist program such as welfare for example, the Universal Demand Law predicts that they will deteriorate some more. A government that tries to prevent it's population from failing also prevents it from succeeding.
6. EQUAL EDUCATION FOR ALL IS NOT GOOD
If students are subjected to equal education for all, the Universal Demand Law predicts that only a small percentage of the students (perhaps 20%) are subjected to the proper demand to induce optimum learning improvement and 40% or so may have an over-demand and another 40% may have an under demand resulting in the predictable disappointing outcomes that can be expected according to the Universal Demand Law, namely deterioration and failure in the group on which equal education for all results in an under-demand and mental overload for the group that is not sufficiently mentally equipped for the demands placed upon them, with the resulting breaking and malfunctioning. Most members of this latter group will still benefit from the over-demand if they were not broken beyond repair.
7. ADVERSE EFFECTS FROM LOWER REQUIREMENTS
Lowering University entrance requirements for special ethnic groups is counter to the Universal Demand Law and can only lead to other than the loftily envisioned and doubtless well-intentioned outcomes.
8. PROHIBITION ALWAYS FAILS
According to the Universal Demand Law, placing a heavy demand on illegal drug use will only increase the consumption of illegal drugs. According to the Universal Demand Law, prohibition is the wrong way to proceed against hard drugs or similarly desired (but generally un-desirable) substances or services (prostitution). Giving people the freedom to fail is always the lesser of the evils. Good advice and education is the best prevention or remedy. The role of parents is to give valuable advice and guidance to their children in their formative years. The role of parents is not to keep their children in a straightjacket for life. Similarly the function of Government is to give valuable advice to the governed. The function of Government is not to keep its constituents in a straightjacket of freedom restricting laws and regulations for life.
9. MUSCLE STRENGTH
Placing a demand on muscles makes them stronger. Conversely, taking a demand off muscles will cause them to atrophy (a leg in a cast for six weeks will have lost a lot of muscle tissue). The health of a person confined to a bed will deteriorate very rapidly because demand is taken off the entire body. Specially when that person is given sedatives because that will keep that bedridden person even from making movements and from employing any muscles, adding to muscle deterioration and deteriorating health.
10. FOREIGN AID IN ITS MANY FORMS
Giving foreign AID in the form of food shipments to countries that experience a famine may seem the very minimal support that should be given, but the food support given takes the very high demand off the populations in the countries that receive the food. Normally such a drastic demand results in an overdemand and death for many. Foreign aid creates for even greater numbers of death in a future famine. This means that witholding foreign aid food shipments is the kinder thing to do, but unfortunately it will be seen as cluel and heartless. So there are a number of good outcomes that improve the future impact from shortages of food. Without the foreign aid, the number of people that need to be fed will decrease and the decrease will be mainly in the population groups that did not learn anything from pevious famines. The ones that learned from previous famines learned that storing of food for lean times is a good idea, that limiting the number of children that need to be fed is a good idea, rather than increasing the number of the population without the means to support the greater numbers. Learning better farming methods in a gradual manner. Building irrigation infrastructure to prepare for and overcome severe droughts. Foreign aid in the form of sending medicines and healthcare professionals will cause an increase in the population with an increase of all the problems that greater numbers of populations bring with it. Also most often foreign aid comes in the form of teaching local farmers how to grow higher profit yielding crops for export (coffee, cocoa, palm oil etc), resulting in a small number of local individuals becoming very rich and less staple crops being grown for local consumption, creating future famines and the boosting of the commodity prices for grains that need to be imported from developed countries. Most often foreign aid comes with strings attached that make the local population worse off. The best foreign aid is the sending of people that teach the local population how to limit population growth down to basic population replacement rates. The best government will allow people to fail and teaches the population how to avoid failure.
11. EMOTIONAL DEMANDS
A person enduring adverse human experience such as losing loved ones or going through a divorce or being subjected to other mental pressures, will emerge stronger as a result of the adverse mental demands or will succumb to them and be mentally broken in the process if the demands were too great. If they were not mentally broken beyond repair, they will rehabilitate and emerge stronger when they are fully restored.
12. PHYSICAL HANDICAPS
People born with physical handicaps may be mentally strengthened by the extra demands placed upon them through the constant mental demands placed upon them (dealing with the handicap) and will excel in life beyond expectations. Others may not benefit from the extra physical and mental demands when government and society will try to offset the demands by over-compensating for those demands with institutionalized social support for physically handicapped people.
13. LANGUAGE IMMERSION COURSES
Placing a heavy demand upon immigrant children by teaching them in an immersion course the language of their new adoptive country will render them capable in that new language in record time. Conversely, taking the demand off them by coddling them with lessons taught in their native language will handicap them for long periods of time and may prevent them from ever fully integrating in the society of their new adoptive country.
The list of examples that prove the Universal Demand Law to be correct is endless. You can test the UD-law yourself with examples of your own and you will find that it holds true in every instance.
It is difficult to determine the right dose of demand
Since all living entities, including people, have different levels of capacity to tolerate demands placed upon them, it is difficult to determine what constitutes a demand and what will be an over demand or a demand that will break the living organism beyond proper repair. What may be an under demand for one, may be an over demand for another. The most effective method for maximum result may be a slow and gradual increase of demand to slightly past the point of failure. That would constitute a small overdemand and would break the living organism, but would not break the living organism beyond proper repair. XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
The importance of the UD-law.
The discovery of the Universal Demand Law is extremely important to the future of the human condition because it explains in all instances the reason for success or failure of human endeavors. The UD-law will shed light on many aspects of all things living and on the functioning of their subcomponent parts
Naming of laws that govern the workings of things within the Universe.
I prefer the term “Universal Laws” to describe the absolute unassailable laws by which the Universe seems to function. Unfortunately this term has been confusingly used to describe many other concepts as well, including metaphysical and religious concepts
Known Universal Laws and this recently discovered Universal Law.
A well known Universal Law is the Universal Law of Gravitation discribed by Sir Isaac Newton. Newton’s law is also referred to as the law of gravity. Another well known Universal Law is Einstein’s Law of Relativity. Both of these laws seem to be subject of dispute about their Universal applicability and correctness. An additional newly discovered Universal Law is this one, Alf Temme’s Universal Demand Law.
Very essential knowledge to understanding the Universe
It is very likely that most everything that happens and everything existing within the Universe could be adequately explained if all Universal Laws were known and were correctly interpreted.
Most Universal Laws remain undiscovered and religion, myths and misinformation fill the void where human knowledge and understanding is lacking.
Unfortunately the human race has not as yet discovered much about Universal Laws. Consequent to this lack of knowledge and lack of understanding, humans are subject to a lot of wonderment and awe about many things and happenings within the Universe.
Where knowledge and logic are lacking, myths and religion and misinformation fill the void. Interestingly, most religious writings do not portray their Gods and deities as dictators. They rather portray their Gods and deities as wise and tolerant guides that give their constituency all the freedom to fail while teaching and proposing the methods and the guidelines for actions and behavior with which to succeed.
Practical application of UD-Law to exercise.
I have been involved in the development of a very clever but very expensive exercise machine called ROM360 (www.FastExercise.com ). This machine gives maximum results for minimum time investment. The full daily workout on the ROM requires EXACTLY 4 minutes (never more). Also here the rule applies: Where knowledge and understanding are lacking (in exercise) myths will fill the void. The objectives of exercise are to place a demand on muscles which in turn will place a demand on tendons and joints and on the cardio-vascular system. To achieve optimum results from exercise, the demand on all body systems involved in the exercise should be such that all the systems are slightly traumatized (damaged) but not damaged beyond proper repair. The ROM machine follows the Universal Demand Law to near perfection in that it adaps its workload every second during its 4 minute workout to precisely slightly over-match the user's ability to perform work so that a slight overdemand results and slight damage and slight pain will be invoked.
Following the ROM exercise the muscles, tendons and joints must have at least a 48 hour recovery time to repair the slight "damage" that has been induced by the exercise. All bodily systems, that were subjected to a small over-demand, will emerge better and stronger after the 48 hour recovery period.
Universal Laws are laws of nature that apply to observed highly predictable patterns of occurrences in nature or the Universe as a whole. Universal Laws apply to patterns of behavior or outcomes that can be predicted with near 100% accuracy.
Such observed patterns of outcomes or behavior were observed by Newton, Kepler, Faraday, Pascal, Boyle, and the like and the laws of nature, or universal laws, observed and described by them became known as laws with their names attached to them, such as Newton's Law, Law of Pascal, Kepler's Law. Law of Faraday, Einstein's Law, Boyle's Law, Heisenberg's Law etc. So you could call this Universal Demand Law "Temme's Law" but I think "Universal Demand Law" is better and certainly more descriptive. Maybe Temme's UniversalDemand Law?
On several occasions I became subject to this law that I had not as yet identified and noticed a pattern of predictability which gave me the idea that there might be a reliable law involved here. After more research I became more convinced of this law that I eventually named "Universal Demand Law". I became very convinced by the universality of this law starting around 1970, but I was still unsure about its universal applications to all things living. Around 1985 I had gained enough confidence in the law to give it the name of Universal Demand Law and in 1999 I decided that the law appeared unassailable and ready for publication. It would be a great service to society as a whole and the economy in particular if this law became known and applied by all governments around the Globe so that all new law proposals could be tested against the Universal Demand Law for their efficacy before they were to be enacted as laws. All socialistic leaning legislation would fail the Universal Demand Law. It would be nice if universal laws would be added to the Constitution as mandatory tests for any legislation proposed. Also people could use this law to improve their personal lives and modify their decision making processes to obtain superior results.
The UD-law explains why many actions taken by humans have such unexpected and often disappointing and unintended results or outcomes.
If you wish to comment or have some suggestions on more examples that support the universal applicability and validity of my "Universal Demand Law", please feel free to email me at alf (at) fastexercise.com