Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Equilibrium of Life
I know that many of you are familiar with the word, "Equilibrium". Heck most of you even know it's definition. But do you realize how far the reach of equilibrium is? Don't stop reading just because of the chemical and mathematical formulas. Just skip it if you hate it. First, let me define and explain, what is "equilibrium";
"Equilibrium", is the condition of a system in which all competing influences or forces are balanced. There are "equilibrium" in all system and studies including, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Game theory, the environments, the worlds and Others.
To make it simple, I will show you the mechanism of "equilibrium";
A common neutralization reaction carried out in high school is the reaction of hydrochloric acid with sodium hydroxide.
Hydrochloric acid + sodium hydroxide Sodium chloride + Water
HCl + NaOH -> NaCl + H2O
(H)(Cl) + (Na)(O)(H) -> (Na)(Cl) + (H2)(O)
The above equation clearly shows that all the elements from the right side are present on the left side, after the hydrochloric acid have been made to react with sodium hydroxide. Even if there are more elements present, the equation will be balanced out.
Some example in mathematics;
Solve: x + 79 = 194
x + 79 = 194
x + 79 - 79 = 194 - 79
x = 115
As you can see, in every step of the calculations, the equilibrium is maintained. The answer always lies in the equilibrium.
The question then arise, "If it's so plain and simple, what needs to be rambled about?"
As I was saying earlier, I want to make clear the extends of equilibrium. It involves lives of you and me, and everything in our biosphere (Earth). Let's start with the easy example.
If the cold moves, the hot moves too; Like when the winter goes and summer came. (Autumn and springs are intermediate)
If the lights are in, the darkness out; When the sun rises and the night's over.
When something goes in, something will get out; When you eat, you'll shit.
That's easy because everybody can see it. It's very clear. How about these;
When somebody piles up money, somebody else losses theirs.
When somebody stores more food than they need, somebody else can't have enough food to tends their needs.
When somebody claims a lot of lands, somebody else will become homeless.
Let's have a look at ourselves. On which sides are we? Ask this questions;
Are you fat?
If you are, too much food. You may want to consider to reduce intake of food or giving out to others.
Are you rich?
If you are, too much money. You may want to consider taking a break from gaining money. Good for your mind, body and soul. Give out to charity. You like shopping? Shop for the needy.
Do you see beggars in your community?
Then a lot of the people in your community are greedy because there are others who do not have enough food and money. Give out some of your resources so that the beggars can have a head start.
Have you seen the traffic lately?
Jammed as hell! We owned too much car. Just sell it back. Car reduced, oil consumption reduced, price of oil goes down.
Are you working too much? Tired busting your humps?
You let others getting tired humping busty chicks. When you are working for someone, someone is not working.
And the list goes on and on. You get the idea. If you prefer to maintain your current state of equilibrium, by god, be my guest. You think that, "I am busting my humps today, then I'll be making someone else busting their humps for me when I'm rich". Revenge is not as sweet as you might think. But it is a good motivator for being bad.
If you are thinking about shifting the equilibrium, making all of us equal, no higher ups, no one below, no best friends and no enemies, it'll lead to, no happiness, no sadness. I don't know. I don't dictate any of your lives. You do your own. Nothing is free. You get what you pay for. From what I learn, human can never be satisfied. Even in a state of neutrality, free of excess and extremities, humans will change the equilibrium.But nonetheless, the equilibrium itself stays in existence.
Like my god told me,
Surat Ar-Ra`d (The Thunder) - سورة الرعد
For each one are successive before and behind him who protect him by the decree of Allah . Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves. And when Allah intends for a people ill, there is no repelling it. And there is not for them besides Him any patron.
From my understanding, this verse is telling me, among other things; "the equilibrium has been set for us, changes can only occurs with other changes". Just like the algebra that you hate so much, right?
Till next time. Salam.