Newton’s First Law of Motion

An object either remains at rest or continues to move at a constant velocity, unless acted upon by a force.

Now, this is probably one of the most important lessons that we have studied in school. We’ve been given various examples to support this law such as a football lying on the ground that doesn’t move unless we kick it off or a car which is parked, needs to be driven to be moved. Simple, isn’t it?

What I’m about to say is nothing new and is not in the context of physics. It’s about us, the things we do and those we want to do.

Talking about us and what we do is easy, things like eating, sleeping, going to work, all these things happen without putting in much effort.
You feel hungry, eat! You feel tired, sleep! You need money, go to work! I didn’t say you don’t need to put in any effort at all, but this doesn’t require us to put up a fight to get them done.

Then there are some tasks, no matter how much we want to do them we end up not doing much. Inertia comes into play here. This is where I realized Newton’s first law of motion is applicable not just in physics, but in every aspect of life.

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