This was a comment left in a friends journal today. Weirdly, it took my brain straight to physics.
Newton's three laws of motion:
1. An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.
2. The acceleration of an object as produced by a net force is directly proportional to the magnitude of the net force, in the same direction as the net force, and inversely proportional to the mass of the object.
3. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
I keep wanting to do more with this. I keep thinking that there is something that can be applied using these to that first comment. As in, the universe is in equilibrium. Not that it is equall for everyone, but there is a net effect of positives and negatives that force it to come out to zero. So when you change things, at first the universe lets you go until you meet a resistance point, then it very much resists. It wants to stay in a constant balance. By remaining at rest, it doesn't have to balance the other side of the equation. Its like water hitting the boiling point. It doesn't take much energy to get it up to the boiling point, but that is where it meets resistance, it takes a lot of energy to get past this point, then eventually, it moves on to a boil.
So it gets me thinking. We get an idea in our heads. Something we want to change about our lives. We work hard at little things first. No biggie, the universe can balance that equation easily. Then you hit that point of resistance. It takes energy to get through that point (maybe the third law applies here, you meet up with the opposite and equal reaction), the universe is at rest with that item and wants to remain that way. But once you do get through that point, the first law of motion still applies. Once in motion you will tend to stay in motion at least until you meet the next point of resistance.
I know, I'm mixing energy and motion here, but what do you think?
Is it possible to apply physics to "real life?"