Yet another way of looking at the same principle explained in my previous blog, would help me to justify the title of my blog, which says “Life as EYE see it”.
Archimedes‘ principle indicates that the upward buoyant force that is exerted on a body immersed in a fluid, whether fully or partially submerged, is equal to the weight of the fluid that the body displaces.
From the pic above, we can make an analogy, that water lifts up a huge vessel with more empty space (air) above. So, if an ignorant (an empty person having no knowledge) gets in touch with a knowledgeable person then that man of intellect will lift him up.
This water analogy has opened up my mind to such an extent that I can’t avoid thinking. The more I think ,the more I am in a state of awe, to see the hidden realities of knowledge. The more I know about the power of knowledge, the more I feel ignorant, which compels me to seek more knowledge. I feel like I am floating ignorantly on the deep sea of knowledge.
Look for more such analogies shortly.
In science, buoyancy is an upward force exerted by a fluid that opposes the weight of an immersed object. In a column of fluid, pressure increases with depth as a result of the weight of the overlying fluid.
A deep thought on this effect would lead us to an amazing concept of how these scientific concepts have a direct relevance with our lives. I am not giving any different meaning to these rules, rather I am just looking at these principles differently to enhance my own understanding of life, to justify the title of my blog, which says “Life as EYE see it”.
Water has a buoyancy effect, i.e. if anything is dropped into the water, it will be bounced back on to its surface due to upward thrust. The more the weight of the object, the more will be the upward thrust of the water. Now if we make an analogy with knowledge, knowledge also has a buoyancy effect, i.e. the more you immerse yourself into knowledge, the more it will help you rise from your level.
And when you rise from your level, you are able to see what is invisible to others and thus it increases your understanding of the hidden meanings of life.
It is important that you go through this blog till the end to get the true essence of the analogy I am giving here under:
The word resonance has many definitions in various scientific subjects, but I am taking the definition of resonance in electronics for this blog.
Resonance is the condition of a circuit with respect to a given frequency or the like in which the net reactance is zero and the current flow a maximum.
The characteristic of a capacitor is that it allows current to pass through it, whereas an inductor resists the flow of current through it. When these two components are connected in series in a circuit there is then maximum alternating current whilst in a parallel circuit there is minimum alternating current.
When a pebble is thrown into water, it creates ripples in it. The first ripple is the largest in size but continues to reduce to a minimum with the passage of time.
If we make an analogy of pebble as inductor and water as capacitor, then it is water which has the capacity to absorb the ripples created by the pebble.
Similarly, when an idea is circulated between two people, one having knowledge and the other an ignorant. The idea will create jolts in the minds of both of them. The idea will have more acceptance with the person having knowledge whereas it will be resisted by the one who is ignorant.
So people with knowledge have the characteristic of a capacitor, while ignorants behave like an inductor. If both agree to the idea, creating ripples in their mind, after due deliberations, the disagreement among them, will subside with the passage of time, and they both will resonate through knowledge thus acquired.
In electronics again there is a term called ‘Harmonics’ which is defined as under:
A harmonic is a signal or wave whose frequency is an integral (whole-number) multiple of the frequency of some reference signal or wave. The term can also refer to the ratio of the frequency of such a signal or wave to the frequency of the reference signal or wave.
Harmonics are created in resonance as well, which when linked with human behavior will give you an amazing thought.
The thought (signal) of a teacher can be taken as reference frequency and that of a student as frequency thus generated. If the outcome of such a ratio is less than one then the student is trying to get hold of the thought of the teacher and if the ratio is greater than 1, then the student has surpassed the teacher’s thought and that’s how the student(s) can lead the world move forward.
There is difference between Fiction and Truth.
Fiction has to make sense to become ‘Truth’ but the Truth can become ‘Fiction’ if not promoted.
On a plane surface, we are able to see things in two dimensions. In real life, we see things in three dimensions. Time is considered to be the Fourth Dimension in scientific terms and I am capitalizing on this consideration for this blog.
The problem with ‘time dimension’ is that it is always current, if one wants to have an understanding of the physical connotation of time, else it (time) can only be visualized and for that visualization power, one needs to have a ‘vision’. Based on that vision, we develop our perceptions. The perception, so developed is not necessarily the truth, but without having a perception, we cannot reach to reality.
All humans have perceptions about various things and every one perceives things from his/her own experiences. The perception so developed is always right from his/her understanding, but it could be right or wrong from someone else’s point of view. Why is it so, because everyone sees different things differently.
Being a teacher, I am from the past, my students are born after me, we are meeting together in the present, and I have to lead them into future, for which, I have two options, either to push them or pull them.
People usually don’t like to be pushed, they like to be pulled. But how can I pull them into the future, which is physically not existing at the moment. So I need to develop my mental faculty to a level where I can lead by pulling them into the future. But the problem with my learning is that whatever I have learnt during my hay days, has already become obsolete and in the future, it will be of no use. So I need to have a thorough understanding of the future, by keeping myself abreast of the future predictions and technologies.
Alvin Toffler has rightly quoted in his book Future Shock, ‘The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn’.
So by unlearning, what I learnt years ago, I am floating through the ‘Fourth Dimension’ every single day trying to learn and visualize future.
While trying to understand Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, I kept thinking that how can we get to the level of self actualization, if we are more involved in the struggle for survival all through our short span of life.
While cutting my nails I had a thought, why it is that if I cut the dead part of my nails, I don’t feel pain, whereas, if by mistake, a tiny piece of my nail is cut beyond the dead part, the pain is severely unbearable.
Similarly, every morning, we get rid of the extra burden (sh..t) we have accumulated over night. But if for some reason we are faced with constipation, the kind of pain we feel cannot be explained in words. The moment we are done with relieving ourselves of the extra burden, the kind of relief we feel is unprecedented.
Since I am fond of thinking out of the box, so I tried to extract meaning out of it and came to understand that nature wants us to learn, that whatever extra we have beyond our needs, if we get rid of it, the joy we will get, will make us elated to new heights.
Bill Gates after materializing his dream of a computer in every home, became an entrepreneur tycoon, and came to realize that life is not about amassing wealth, its about giving, what you have, to the destitute of the society.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF or the Gates Foundation) is the largest private foundation in the world, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates. It was launched in 2000 and is said to be the largest transparently operated private foundation in the world. It is “driven by the interests and passions of the Gates family”. The primary aims of the foundation are, globally, to enhance healthcare and reduce extreme poverty, and in America, to expand educational opportunities and access to information technology. The foundation, (source Wikipedia).
To understand ‘the meaning of life, is to give life a meaning’. By giving or donating whatever we have beyond our needs helps us achieve the level of self actualization.
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