Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Categories: The Science of Think by Chris on 2/23/2011 7:18 AM | Comments (0)

  An equilibrium is a condition in which all acting influences cancel one another, resulting in a stable, balanced, or unchanged system. We observe such a condition each time we experience or measure tremors and earthquakes. When the change is large and sudden enough, the impact can be disastrous, even deadly. This, in essence, is the result of an equilibrium. The plates, or land masses of our planet float on a very hot and molten liquid core, therefore, they are in motion. When these land masses press against one another forcefully enough, they slip, creating what we call quakes. The earth is equalizing itself from the pressure created by the natural motion of the land masses in a process occurring over millions of years.
We can observe this process in all kinds of ways, both scientific, economic, and sociological. Just recently, we observed the social and political uprisings in Egypt. Groups of people who had long disagreed with many of the conditions under which they lived began to speak out and act for change. This is often a manifestation of buried social pressure, existing for long periods of time. It takes this time and pressure to build long enough for people to finally begin to move en masse. While many of the underlying political motives are still emerging, an equilibrium is in play.

  Dare I also talk about Libya, North Korea, Germany with its Berlin Wall, and the Former Soviet Union (FSU). All of these social and political occurrences were manifestations of an equilibrium. These are just modern day and very recent examples. History is replete with more. Our own political and social structure is in a state of increased pressure and movement at the time of this writing. Brewing since the 1960s, an intense social agenda is bringing its power and influence into the American political mainstream. Sometimes these social changes move in a negative direction over time. This statement precludes an understanding of the concept of megatrends. Often, mega-trends move outside of the population's general observance and subsequently fails recognition. It’s rather like standing in the middle of a crop circle. While there, the fallen corn stalks seem inconsequential. However, viewing the field from a much higher altitude, it is apparent a design exists, unrecognizable until observed from a greater distance.

  This equilibrium phenomenon, if you will, is a natural occurrence, where life and the world around us tend to balance themselves over time. The forces at play are varied, and for all we know, many to this day may still exist beyond our complete comprehension. Their effect and influence however is observable.

  People are born to be free. It is our nature, even an unconquerable force that lives within us. The founding fathers of our country knew this and weaved the concept into the fabric of our government and laws. It is one of the reasons our institution survives, albeit violently at times. Residing in the hearts of men lives the unstoppable force of freedom.

   A tyrant’s character is selfishness, idealism, and greed. It could be a boss, a co-worker, or a political leader. Men are intelligent and can be ruthless. They will use their gifts to fulfill their tyrannical agenda and move the natural order of things into a state of pressure and imbalance. History has shown us that this condition is ultimately temporary. In time, just as the sun always rises and the winds always blow, equilibrium comes, and tyrants fall.

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