In the study of moving objects (or energy), physicists employ “The Principle of Least Action” to help them describe the probable motion, or path, an object will take based upon the variables within its proximate environment.
The Principle: The path an object travels is determined by minimizing the the difference between its potential energy and its energy stored in the movement.
An object that expresses in this way is considered stable and displays minimal energy.
The “Least“, refers to the probability that the object will diverge the least amount possible relative to nearby paths.
Now, this principle refers to inanimate objects and studied in their micro environment.
it could be stated that left to its own devices, absent an intentional awareness, a broadened perspective or the influence of a greater force, objects prefer stasis and stability to, change and movement.
When this Principle is Applied to Human Behavior, One Could Say;
For the benefit of maintaining ones Comfort Zones, Safety, Security and journeying down the Path of Least Resistance; Growth, Risk, and Movement are willingly Sacrificed.
Who woulda thunk?