Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Where do people come up with scientific theories and suppositions?

And, although Science is amazing in its capacity to explain everything, it has to have its beginnings in our humanity. Maybe even in our choices.

Remember Sir Isaac when an apple fell on his head? (Not a true story, but sounds good!) In addition to that apple, Isaac Newton came up with this idea “… every action has an equal and opposite reaction..”. Now someone came up with the idea that this is THE LAW.

Law. Hmmmm. For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. That law has a great deal to do in our lives. It certainly has to do with the choices that are made.

And those choices have effects on what happens in one’s life. To put it simply, if you are on a journey, following a road map (a plan) and take the wrong turn, you will end up in the wrong place. If it comes down to choices, is that what we want “to end up in the wrong place”?

In personal choices, thinking about Sir Isaac Newton is not high on my “list”, but perhaps thinking is not a bad choice in itself. (Where is that apple??)

Choices! Think about it: If you choose rob a bank, you go to jail.

If you burn your house down, you have no place to live.

If you choose to take the wrong job, your life might be miserable.

If you choose to marry the wrong person, you might regret it.

If one fails to heed the warning signs, one may “have to pay the price”.


Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. If you choose to follow a program to make yourself healthier, and then instead of really committing self, just participate in the program “half heartedly”, WHAT THEN IS THE EQUAL AND OPPOSITE REACTION TO THAT CHOICE?

Sir Isaac Newton where are you?

Today, personally thinking of Isaac Newton will help make the right choices, knowing that not making those “right choices” will have consequences.

Hey, where is that apple anyway?…An apple sounds like a good choice in this journey.

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    I love it! What a great way to look at it.
    4358 days ago
    Val, a fantastic way at looking at choices. If we use the word choice in our lives it changes the way we look at things. Good blog.
    Love Kerrie
    4359 days ago
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    Making the right choices is the Best way to go, but sometimes we learn from the wrong choices. Thanks for these words of wisdom.
    4360 days ago
    Hah! Here is the exception that proves the rule...unintended consequences.
    If I had not made such bad choices. I would not be such a chub-ette.

    If I was not such a chub-ette, I would not be having fun with you dolls right now.

    And on and on it goes.

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    4360 days ago
  • 4CYNDI
    Looking at life in the terms of making choices also means taking responsibility. Which is a great thing in my opinion. It can be very empowering to know that you are in control. Even if it's just a choice of whether or not to do this or that. Life is in your control.

    Thanks for sharing.
    4360 days ago
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    Love you blog, Val. We do always have choices and the great thing about them is, if we make a mistake, we don't have to wait very long for an opportunity to make it right.

    Here's to choices!

    4360 days ago
    Great blog! We know we have to make choices in everything we do but you put it so nicely!

    4360 days ago
    Choices, yes, life is all about choices Val. I had a therapist back in 1971, right after my first husband left me with 2 kids... He was BIG on choices. I still remember him telling me, "You always have choices.. You many not like them, but there is always a choice."

    I believe he taught me to take responsiblity for the choices that I made. And it literally changed my life. I still often do not make good choices, but I am aware.

    Love having you on the team. I'll never think about apples the same way again!!
    4360 days ago
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