Law of Buoyancy

avery sandiego By avery sandiego, 9th Jun 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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What is this law of buoyancy? How can you use this principle to stay afloat in the waters of life?

Law of buoyancy and stability

This is all about law of Archimedes and also about practical principles in life. This is also related to my topic about “effortless living.”

There is law called law of buoyancy explaining why some things can float on water for a long time without ever sinking.

Law of buoyancy is also related to the law of gravity. I however do not know exactly why other things easily floats while others things sink down easily.

The main reason things sink down on the water is because of the pull of gravity and also because of the weight of the object or its density.

Naturally, the heavier the object is, the more likely that it will sink easily and the lighter it is the more it will float above the water. Based on science principle, things float when the displaced water is the same with the weight of the object. Now, I don’t easily understand that.

All I know is that a Styrofoam will float while a block of wood would surely sink. Also if you know how to lay on your back and stay relax on the water, you can float but if you stand straight in water and struggle or move restlessly you have a tendency to shrink down and drown yourself in the water.

Now based on science it is not all about weight, it is also about surface area or surface tension, which shows that wide square piece of wood, can float in the water than a narrow stick of wood.

Now, here is a verse in the bible:
Proverbs 16:1-3
1 We may make our plans, but God has the last word. 2 You may think everything you do is right, but the Lord judges your motives. 3 Ask the Lord to bless your plans, and you will be successful in carrying them out.

So what is the connection between all of these? The connection I see is that in order for us to achieve stability in life, we need to think of the law of buoyancy. The more we struggle with life, the more we tend to shrink but if we know how to relax, staying afloat can be easy.

However, it does not mean that we just need to relax and do nothing, or just sleep all day and watch TV. What I mean is that no matter what we do or what we plan, it is still God who would have the final word.

I cannot wrestle with God to give me all success in life if he thinks difficulties are better for me. I cannot even stop God if he wants to lift me up and give me success one after another.

No matter what I do, how great effort I will exert if God does not want to bless me I won’t succeed. No matter how hard I wish for problems not to come, they will still come. All I can do is to trust God, I will do my best and God will take care of the rest.

All I can do is to stay relax, lie on my back, let the waters of life take me; push me to where I should be. There is no use to exhaust myself, struggle a lot with life.

When I have difficulties I will remain relax and cool. When I have lots of success, I should still keep my balance or else I will get too heavy and start drowning. Stay floating!

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Archimedes Principle, Effortless Life, Effortless Living, Law Of Buoyancy, Law Of Nature, Stability

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author avatar Pradeep Kumar B
10th Jun 2012 (#)

Very informative post. Thank you.

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author avatar EasyWriter
11th Jun 2012 (#)

Interesting post.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
25th Jun 2012 (#)

"Any floating object displaces its own weight of fluid." I have remembered that for years and probably forgotten so much. You have expanded on this principle by relating it to your own progress through life.
Thank you, Avery.

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