Be the Scientist You Always Wanted to be!

Being an engineering student that has successfully reached his senior year with the least number of obstacles expected, my love for science has increased gradually as I excelled. Science is generally the set of guidelines created for our planet to exist efficiently and sustain its own-self. You may consider it equivalent to the constitution in politics or even the verses in any religious book. However, as always, we fail to fully use these rules set by our God to control the universe. We tend to fully study the science, yet use it in the most vague and unappreciated way. The fake relation between science and technology has led us to lose a more valuable outcome.

In order to understand exactly what my words explain, you should have a few scientific basics that I will be using to prove my theory. Let’s begin with magnetism! The first thing you get to learn in school is the fact that opposite poles in adjacent magnets attract. We have successfully used this theory to create unspeakable inventions and advancements. One thing I learned while innovating with magnets is that attraction is not always the desired output, but sometimes you would need the phenomena of repulsion for a certain application. How about reflecting this theory on your eveyday life; maybe in picking your circle of friends or even your loved ones. If you look closer, you’ll realize that usually people tend to be attracted to their opposities and most of the time that is the right choice to pick from, especially for your lifetime partner. This is simply explained through science, as in magnets the different charges on the opposing ends contain exactly what the other pole needs to reach satisfaction. Hmm, sounds like a successful relationship to me! However, when the application differs and you’re looking for your close circle of friends, you tend to pick people who are similar to you and your mindset as this is the healthy thing to do. Together, sharing the same thoughts, makes your circle a certain pole on a magnet that will explicitly repel other poles with different mindsets.

Let’s take the scope off magnetism a while and start our journey through the basics of biology. I believe that the resemblance between living thing’s anatomy and our everyday life is very obvious. However, let’s take a very small example of how your body speaks to you but you never listen. Did you ever realize how your body works all day long on sustaining itself! This occurs by a few typical steps which include absorption, extraction and expulsion. This happens in our lungs with the air. While inhaling, you are moving through the absorption phase where you take in whatever you can. Oxygen, which is the desired substance, is extracted from the absorbed quantity and the CO2 and other waste materials are left to be expelled outside of your body. The same steps can be expressed through the digestive system as a whole, and generally how every cell in a living organism work. But, do we ever do that? Like seriously? How many times did you deeply think about the tons of people, situation or thoughts that you intake per day and do you even filter it the right way? We rarely extract and expel things that happen in our life, we’re only too eager to absorb; enough to give it a name, “opportunist”. If you think thoroughly on the bad decisions you took in life, you would know that they would’ve been easily avoided by just moving through the three phases of absorption, extraction and expulsion. Just simply, be an “opportunist” and if it doesn’t add to you, cut the bad fruit off the tree; make the sacrifice.

Let’s take one more example, where physics is the key to your satisfaction and happiness. One of the simplest equations that exist in physics is the division of force over area which defines pressure. Pressure is one thing that exists in all our lives and acts as a huge factor on our decisions, mood, mindset, and much more than we think. What if I told you that physics tells us how to control the amount of pressure that is put on our shoulders in a way that’ll keep you eternally happy. There are two ways to reduce the pressure through the equation, either to decrease the force or increase the area. Usually it’s not an option to control the forces acting on you as these are all tests from God or the universe according to your beliefs. However, when it comes to the area, let’s play a little game with that quantity. Area here doesn’t stand  for how big you are, please don’t get me wrong! It stands for the a lot of factors that can be expanded easily, such as expansion of your circles, exploring more opportunities/options or even backpacking through the Earth’s crust expanding your area of reach. All of these factors can be summed in expanding your circumference allowing you to be able to teleport from one area to the other, releasing the force that’s put on you. If you think about it, even when you’re under a lot of pressure, when you meet someone new, you’re usually too happy and open to have a decent conversation compared to when your mood is just okay. Not to mention the trend of traveling, trying a new sport or just applying for classes you have no idea why you would need them (i.e flying yoga and pole dancing.) Well, now you understand that your subconscious is just expanding your area to relief some of the pressure put on you.

Now that you’ve had a glimpse of what I meant about the relation of science and our lives you need to shed your eyes on one last piece of the puzzle. As you may have realized, I have been using words like “sometimes” and “usually”; words that show a degree of uncertainty. The thing is, adding the factor of soul and emotions to the equation might give you an exception. Exceptions are not accepted in science however, being humans, God intended that we make choices and defy the laws of science rather than just follow the norm. If you use your brain and think everything through, you might just create your own science laws for your life.

 

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