Why learning Physics might be best thing you do in adulthood?
Carl Sagan once said — Every kid starts out as a natural-born scientist, and then we beat it out of them. A few trickle through the system with their wonder and enthusiasm for science intact.
We are an adaptable and inquisitive species. According to the Bible, our own curiousness to learn the secrets about Universe was the reason why were banned from Paradise. Ignorance was supposed to be bliss.
Maybe these days we are trying really hard to get into Paradise.
Use of sound logic while taking day-to-day or even the most important decisions in our life is extremely rare.
I may not know the right answer to why this happens and I am no expert by any means. I am just like everyone. But I think there is something out there can help us save ourselves from our own irresponsible and illogical self. And the answer may lie in …
Boring eh! Hold on and just stay with me for a few more seconds. I will explain you how and why Physics might be the best thing you learn in adulthood.
Newton’s 3rd Law of Motion says— Every action has an equal and opposite reaction (Newton’s 3rd law of motion)
This law like all other law of physics is absolute. A law is a LAW is a LAW Period. It is applies to any object on any planet, at any given point in the universe, at any given time — past, present, or future. How beautiful is that! How fucking absolute and uncompromising!
Shouldn’t life decisions or solutions to worldly problems also be like that? — clear, absolute, and decisive!
Solving problems and taking tough decisions is just like learning Physics. Both have a common theme here — Reasoning.
In Physics, you boil down things to a fundamental truth and reason up from there. However, in real life we do the opposite. We mostly get through most of life by reasoning through analogy. Which essentially means copying other people and do it with slight variations. I do not say this but Elon Musk said it once in an interview.
However, when taking important life decisions or finding solution to big problems, the Physics approach is the way to go. Learning or even reading about Physics forces us to be disciplined. It forces you to question every assumption and inspect it. It forces you to boil down every fact to it’s most fundamental level. That is why go learn some high-school Physics. It might help!
Here are a few blogs, books, and videos that might help you get started:
An amazing video explaining how insignificant our earth is by Carl Sagan. Man that guy has a voice that beats Morgan Freeman any day!
A book on the brief history of time by Stephen Hawking
Wait But Why — a blog that is the epitome of reasoning and shows a way how to understand complex issues and subjects.