Ever Patient Spouse and I were discussing an email from the children’s school last night, in which a moderately contentious issue appeared to have taken an epic turn.
I don’t have skin in the game, so it was “meh” to me.
He reminded me that this is an example of Sayre’s Law, which, in a nutshell, is this:
“In any dispute the intensity of feeling is inversely proportional to the value of the issues at stake.”
Isn’t this true?
A corollary of the above phrase is this:
The politics of the university are so intense because the stakes are so low.