0111 – The law of physics applies.

The number 111 is nice. This calls for a special post, a special idea.

INPUT is not equal to OUTPUT. There is energy loss in every step of the way.

Have you ever felt that way?

I always feel that I put in so much effort, but what I get in return fades in comparison to the commitment I’ve made. I always tried so hard. always. I just don’t get what I wanted. Maybe my ‘so hard’ is not actually ‘so hard’. Maybe I don’t want what I want hard enough. The law of physics applies. The object moves in the direction with the resultant force. If I don’t apply enough force, I lose out. Simple, right?

The energy loss happens in many ways. It hurts us in different ways. I channel off a lot of negative energy. That hurts profoundly, for a lack of a better word. The negative energy  causes the inefficiency, and if I can find a way to remove this inefficiency, I would not require so much input. Now physicists and chemical engineers have been trying to increase efficiency all the time. Why can’t I do the same to myself? Why do I find being positive so hard?

I have a twisted sense of logic. I believe that being pessimistic is good. I view things negatively so that when they turn out better, I become happy; and when they don’t, I don’t feel too devastated. That causes negative energy, but it works for me. This is by all means not a good approach towards life, but I have yet to find another angle to view the world.

Now, back to the energy part.

Some people channel off energy because they help other people. They help others reach their goal while they neglect their own. That’s selflessness. Something I admire. In the end, the output seems to be so small, so small that the selfless people are prompted to feel "What’s wrong with trying to make the world a better place for someone?" But you know what, the strong ones move on. No matter how much input they need, they keep providing it. Then in the future, the thought of having helped others empower and fuel you, such that the input seems so easy to give.

Can I be like that?

Don’t break the law of physics; just choose the correct way to dissipate energy.


3 thoughts on “0111 – The law of physics applies.

  1. Anonymous May 14, 2007 / 3:44 pm

    “I need a polio injection. For my maths portfolio.”
    you DIDN’T have to say that, pete.

  2. Anonymous May 14, 2007 / 4:24 pm

    (Zi Wei here)
    Deborah Khoo?!

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