Monthly Archives: August 2014
This is a fact…and facts don’t change whether you like them or not. Facts are as real as oxygen, and the fact that there’s no fate is as real as internet.
So, if there is no fate…what is left when we drop the word fate?? I will tell you. It’s REACTION!!
As we already know, science is the road for those who are not locked in the limits of “don’ts”. We are going to use science to proof this little fact. Let’s use newton’s laws of motion. I will just copy-paste them from here
First Law states that: An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. An object in motion continues in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.
This means that there is a natural tendency of objects to keep on doing what they’re doing. All objects resist changes in their state of motion. In the absence of an unbalanced force, an object in motion will maintain this state of motion.
Second law states that: Acceleration is produced when a force acts on a mass. The greater the mass (of the object being accelerated) the greater the amount of force needed (to accelerate the object).
This means that heavier objects require more force to move the same distance as lighter objects.
Third law states that: For every action there is an equal and opposite re-action.
This means that for every force there is a reaction force that is equal in size, but opposite in direction. That is to say that whenever an object pushes another object it gets pushed back in the opposite direction equally hard.
So, we need to decode and see these laws explained in a way a two year old kid would understand. But before we do that, I am going to leave a flexibility turning point that I will put this way: “There are always exceptions, exceptions are everywhere” (and please use that quote with caution, it’s an intellectual property belonging to me!)…so try to think with me, not against me…Like a free thinker, right?? I will assume you agree. So let’s start…
First Law: If you don’t make a step to do something, it will never be done. If the inventor of the device you are using to view this page didn’t make an effort implementing his/her idea, you’d probably never see this text. That’s a fact. So something has to be done for something to happen! Sometimes, we do something’s but get different results. That’s not fate. It’s an exception! Nature, life or time has a way of implementing exceptions differently.
Second Law: The better you would want to enjoy your life, the harder you need to work. We all know that that isn’t always true. Some kids are billionaires the moment they are born, automatically. Am yet to find out why there is such difference, but I will soon. According to my reasoning, it happens to compensate for a loss that happened, or a loss to happen… then again, there are places where poverty has a home, an almost permanent home, a place where only journalists know, a place where darkness is a friend, and a place where people live to die…those are the people whom nature have sacrificed for others to enjoy. I call it the rule of YES-AND-NO. When you say YES to one thing, it automatically means saying NO to another, and vice-versa. You say you are going east, it means you are not going west, you like it or not…that’s a fact!! That’s exactly what nature does to those poor children you see in those journalists cameras.
Third Law: Here come my favorite line…what goes around, comes back around…and what goes up, must come down…So, it’s not fate that determines what comes our way. Its actions that were done by us, done by someone in the past, or something that nature detects might be done in future, and not necessarily by you. When you do something right, there are higher chances something good will come your way, but something against our wishes and expectations may happen too…
So, someone may ask, “what is nature?” and I will tell them, “Nature is a natural occurrence that works to implement time.”
One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people live.
They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
On their return from the trip, the father asked his son, “How was the trip?”
“It was great, Dad”.
“Did you see how poor people live?” the father asked.
“Oh yes”, said the son.
“So, tell me, what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father.
The son answered:
“I saw that we have one dog and they had four.“
“We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the garden and they have a river that has no end.“
“We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night.“
“Our plot reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.”
“We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight.“
“We buy our food, but they grow theirs.“
“We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.”
The boy’s father was speechless. Then his son added:
“Thanks, Dad for showing me how poor we are.”
One young academically excellent person went to apply for a managerial position in a big company.
He passed the first interview; the director did the last interview. The director discovered from the CV that the youth’s academic achievements were excellent all the way, from the secondary school until the postgraduate research, never had a year when he did not score.
The director asked, “Did you obtain any scholarships in school?” The youth answered “none”.
The director asked, “Was it your father who paid for your school fees?” The youth answered, “My father passed away when I was one year old, it was my mother who paid for my school fees.”
The director asked, “Where did your mother work?” The youth answered, “My mother worked as laundry woman. The director requested the youth to show his hands. The youth showed a pair of hands that were smooth and perfect.
The director asked, “Have you ever helped your mother wash the clothes before?” The youth answered, “Never, my mother always wanted me to study and read more books. Furthermore, my mother can wash clothes faster than me.
The director said, “I have a request…When you go home today, go and clean your mother’s hands, and then see me tomorrow morning.”
The youth felt that his chance of landing the job was high. When he went back, he happily requested his mother to let him clean her hands. His mother felt strange, happy but with mixed feelings, she showed her hands to the young man.
The youth cleaned his mother’s hands slowly. His tear fell as he did that. It was the first time he noticed that his mother’s hands were so wrinkled, and there were so many bruises in her hands. Some bruises were so painful that his mother shivered when they were cleaned with water.
This was the first time the youth realized that it was this pair of hands that washed the clothes everyday to enable him to pay the school fee. The bruises in the mother’s hands were the price that the mother had to pay for his graduation, academic excellence and his future.
After finishing the cleaning of his mother’s hands, the youth quietly washed all the remaining cloths for his mother.
That night, mother and son talked for a very long time.
Next morning, the youth went to the director’s office.
The Director noticed the tears in the youth’s eyes, asked: “Can you tell me what have you done and learned yesterday in your house?”
The youth answered, “I cleaned my mother’s hand, and also finished cleaning all the remaining clothes’
The Director asked, “Please tell me your feelings.”
The youth said:
1. I know now what appreciation is. Without my mother, there would not have been the successful me today.
2. By working together and helping my mother, only I now realize how difficult and tough it is to get something done.
3. I have come to appreciate the importance and value of family relationships.
The director said, “This is what I am looking for to be my manager. I want to recruit a person who can appreciate the help of others, a person who knows the sufferings of others to get things done, and a person who would not put money as his only goal in life. You are hired.
Later on, this young person worked very hard, and received the respect of his subordinates. Every employee worked diligently and as a team. The company’s performance improved tremendously.
A child, who has been protected and habitually given whatever he wanted, would develop “entitlement mentality” and would always put him self first. He would be ignorant of his parent’s efforts. When he starts work, he assumes that every person must listen to him, and when he becomes a manager, he would never know the sufferings of his employees and would always blame others. For this kind of person, who may be good academically, may be successful for a while, but eventually would not feel sense of achievement. He will grumble and be full of hatred and fight for more. If we are this kind of protective parents, are we really showing love or are we destroying the children instead?
You can let your children live in a big house, eat a good meal, learn piano, watch a big screen TV. But when you are cutting grass, please let them experience it. After a meal, let them wash their plates and bowls together with their brothers and sisters. It is not because you do not have money to hire a maid, you want them to understand, no matter how rich their parents are, one day their hair will grow gray, same as the mother of that young person. The most important thing is your children learn how to appreciate the effort and experience the difficulty and learn how to work with others to get things done.
One day, his wife, who had very long hair asked him to buy her a comb for her hair to grow well and to be well-groomed.
The man felt very sorry and said no. He explained that he did not even have enough money to fix the strap of his watch he had just broken. She did not insist on her request.
The man went to work and passed by a watch shop, sold his damaged watch at a low price and went to buy a comb for his wife.
He came home in the evening with the comb in his hand ready to give to his wife.
He was surprised when he saw his wife with a very short hair cut.
She had sold her hair and was holding a new watch band.
Tears flowed simultaneously from their eyes, not for the futility of their actions, but for the reciprocity of their love.
” To love is nothing, to be loved is something but to love and to be loved by the one you love,that is EVERYTHING. Never take love for granted.”
Watch how this lioness adopts and protects a new-born baby antelope…
Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words …
“Paid in full with one glass of milk”
(Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.
Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: “Thank You, God, that Your love has spread broad through human hearts and hands.”