Profoundly Random

Newton’s Laws — Remixed

Sir Isaac Newton is quoted to have said, “To explain all nature is too difficult a task for any one man or even for any one age. ‘Tis much better to do a little with certainty, & leave the rest for others that come after you, than to explain all things by conjecture without making sure of anything.” I happen to think this is probably the most profound thing ole Isaac could have said, considering that knowledge is infinite. But nevertheless, what they say he said is true.

My mindset is kind of like Newton’s Three Laws.

In this explanation, I want to start with the Third law. For those that need a refresher, the law states that “For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.” So if you push a door, the door pushes back at you.

I feel the same way about the energies that we put out into the world and the thoughts that we think. For every positive thought, there will be an equal and opposite negative thought that we could ruminate and let resonate. For every good deed, there will be an equal and opposite deed that could affect our Karma. The deciding factor on how things will go is personal choice.

It’s about balance. Both the positive and negative will press upon you when making a decision.

Let’s take this a step further with Newton’s first law, or better known as, “The Law of Inertia”. As a refresher, this law states “An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.”  In the situation, that unbalanced force is the choice you make. If you don’t make a choice, you will be stagnant. If you make a good choice, your life will head in a good direction. If you make a negative choice, then negativity will follow. So forth, and so on.

Lastly: the second law. It’s basically a formula saying that force is equal to mass times acceleration. In reference to the broad spectrum of decision making, I am suggesting this means that if you take your life (mass) and push diligently with all your might for positivity (acceleration), the force your happiness (force) will be greater.

I sound like a crappy self help book misusing these laws for something other than what they were intended for (motion), but I hope you get the point. My use is figurative rather than factual.

However, I think Isaac would be proud of my conclusions… maybe.

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