by 3baid

An electric plug had become so loaded, it melted. Its plastic casing fused with the socket on the wall. I pried it off using the backside of a hammer. It smelled. But why didn’t the fuse melt and cut-off the power before the socket overheated? The purpose of the fuse is to provide protection, not to demonstrate its ability to endure high current.

As I looked at the burned socket, I began to wonder about myself. What load am I lifting? Do I have a fuse? Would my fuse protect me? Will it let me know if I’m trying too hard or doing too much? Or would it let me keep running and running, until it is too late and I completely burn out?