Ronnie Portlock: Could spring cleaning be a ‘Tipping Point’? |

Ronnie Portlock: Could spring cleaning be a ‘Tipping Point’?

In Wednesday’s spring cleaning article, Police Chief Foley explained the broken window theory and how one small act or behavior, if gone overlooked, can promote more of the same act or behavior in a small or large area.

Well, I thought that he and others would be interested in a great book called “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell. Gladwell explains that exact same theory and how those types of social phenomenon comes to be as well as how they can be reversed by those same principles. Cleaning one wall in a bad neighborhood, for example, can create a tipping point and prompt the cleaning of an entire block and reduce crime and vandalism. Good read for all ages.

Ronnie Portlock


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