At least once in your lifetime, you may have seen or been on a Ferris wheel. You know that it runs on the workings of a motor. Let me take you a tad deeper into the physics of it by talking about Moments of Equilibrium that states this equation Sigma Torque = 0 (Στ = 0).

This equation states that for an object to maintain rotational equilibrium, the sum of all the torques acting on it must be zero. To bring you up to speed, torques refer to the turning effects caused by specific forces. This principle ensures that the object does not undergo unwanted rotational acceleration. So, be it the Ferris Wheel, Levers, or even Seesaws, the Sigma Torque talks about forces that must be equal for an object to maintain a rotational spin at the same speed.

While physics can be applied to objects, it cannot be applied to spirituality.

Therefore, the concept of balancing something equally cannot be considered point-blank. For instance, a person’s creative and analytical aspects cannot be balanced equally. Similarly, compassion and wisdom, work and personal life, family and professional dynamics, and so on cannot be taken by the concept of half & half or 50-50.

The misconception that lies in balance referring to 50-50 must be revisited. I will soon tell you why it is important to break this notion of balancing everything.

Small Quantum with High Intensity

Let’s say you have strong critical-thinking skills but you are extremely low on empathy. Bringing empathy to the same state of equilibrium can ironically take you off balance.

How can you get any work done if you start feeling equally intense about a situation while also operating from a state of critical thinking? This situation is equivalent to making decisions where everyone is happy.

So, in this case, empathy in a person who has less of it can work on increasing its intensity up to a specified level so that it positively impacts one’s critical thinking and decision-making moments. Therefore, the small quantum of empathy and its intensity can be increased as long as the person’s critical-thinking prowess is not affected.

We use the same analogy for a person with high empathy and low critical thinking.

The balancing act: Not always a half-and-half solution

The leader of a country is bound to make a segment of society unhappy based on decisions that have to be made unanimously. 

For instance, if the leader taxes each citizen the same amount regardless of their annual income, the stakes will be too high for a person with an average income. On the other hand, the person with a high income is saving more annually compared to the one who is saving less. So, this decision turns out to be unfair for a person with a lower income compared to a millionaire.

Therefore, you may now understand that balancing every aspect of life does not mean that you must equalize it. Doing this would not strike an ideal balance but rather create a discord between the two aspects.

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