The Ripple Effect

rip·ple ef·fect (plural rip·ple ef·fects)

 Definition: spread of consequences: a spreading series of effects or consequences caused by a single event
The Ripple Effect is a term used to describe a situation in which a certain event can make an impact and grow in influence as it gets further from the source. Like a drop in a puddle, anything that happens causes numerous ripples or impact on the world around you and you sometimes don't even know it.  Everything happens for a reason and everything has a source. A simple action has the ability to alter society as we know it forever. The Ripple Effect is perfect way to spread kindness and stop hate. One small action can influence lives in indescribable ways. 
In 2007 a boy named Kyle was bringing home all of his books from school because he was going to commit suicide. He had been continuously tortured by his peers and that day he decided he had just had enough. As he was walking home with a mountain of books, some of his classmates knocked him down. The narrator of the story below helped Kyle and and befriended him. The narrator, unknowingly not only saved Kyle's life, but impacted the way thousands of people now look at life. As said below, one small gesture can change a person's life. With that cause a ripple. Make a change and try to have a positive impact on the lives of others around you. You never know how many lives you can be saving with one random act of kindness. 

      “Remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” - Scott Adams

The Ripple Effect has a lot to do with making a change and influencing others to follow in your footsteps. All that is needed is that first person to be courageous, or that first drop of water, to cause a revolution. With one kind word, ripples will spread and people will be influenced to transitivley carry on with a kind action.


The Domino Effect

The domino effect is a chain reaction that occurs when a small change causes a similar change nearby, which will then cause another similar change. The term is best known as a mechanical effect, and is used as an analogy to a falling row of dominoes. It can be used literally (an observed series of actual collisions) or metaphorically (causal linkages within systems such as global finance or politics). The Domino Effect is not only seen in politics, mechanics and economics, but in also the everyday lives of a person. Every trend, every song, became popular due to a chain reaction. 
Technology makes it even easier to create chain reactions. With instant technology, a youtube video goes up