Tipping Point a situation that leads to new and irreversible developments. This is Gladwells main idea in his book “Tipping Point.” He talks about the broken glass theory also in his book, its a theory that talks about how a problem in a area is not dealt with the moment it happens for example a broken window, the problem will become much worse than it would otherwise be. Gladwells compares his broken window to graffiti in New York.
In the Story he talks about how the New York Transit Authority hired him in the mid-1980s. Where he convinced them to practice his broken Window theory by getting rid of the graffiti in the subway. When the subway director named David Gunn come to oversee the building of the subway system he asked why not focus their attentions on more high risk crimes. Gunn compared it to the titanic scrubbing its decks as it headed toward the icebergs. Gunn said “ THe graffiti was a symbolic of the collapse of the system, When you looked at the process of rebuilding the organization and morale, you had to win the battle against graffiti.” it means by getting rid of the graffiti you're giving the people something to protect.
The broken window theory is a theory I think that should be practiced in all communities. It makes the citizens more aware of what's going and more willing to help. If they live in community where something as simple as a broken glass or graffiti is looked over than why should they try for anything else?