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  • The law of Conservation of Energy
    Which states that
    Whatever goes into a system,
    Must come out of that system.
    No more,
    No less.
    Beyond the scientific implications,
    There exists many a moral
    interpretation
    Of this law
    That can be applied
    To everyday life.
    But before I get ahead of myself,
    I must describe
    Why this actually matters.


    Let's say that you
    Are wiring a house.
    You are set to use 12 gauge wire.
    You need to run a 120 volt,
    20 amp line 100 feet.
    If you were to measure the voltage
    At the end of that line,
    You would read 112.1 volts.
    Logically, you would then ask,
    "Where did those 7.9 volts go?"
    The answer lies within
    The law of Conservation of Energy.
    If you left that line on for a few hours,
    You would observe that the line is heating up.
    That energy lost in the line
    Has been converted to heat.
    The energy can still be accounted for,
    All of it is there,
    It just changed masks, appearing as something else.

    With the connections
    Made by that example,
    One may begin to see
    Various ways to apply it
    To everyday life.

    One such form of application
    Goes as follows.
    What one puts in,
    One gets out.
    If one puts a lot
    Of effort into a project,
    The result will show that effort.
    The converse is just as true.
    If one puts little effort
    Into a project,
    The product will likely
    Show poor craftsmanship,
    When compared to a project
    To which great effort was given.

    Beyond that,
    There is another
    Very important lesson to be learned
    From this seemingly un-applicable law.
    Whatever one does,
    There will be
    At least one repercussion,
    With all expended energy accounted for.
    On its surface,
    This statement seems exactly congruent,
    To Newton's Third Law of Energy.
    With the understanding
    Of the Law of Conservation of Energy,
    One can go much deeper
    Towards gleaning an understanding
    Off of that statement.
    Rephrased,
    Given the inclusion of
    The law of Conservation of Energy,
    The above moral notion will read like this:
    Whatever one does,
    There will be
    Multiple repercussions,
    Many of which
    Will be in unexpected forms.
    Whatever actions that one takes,
    There will be effects on that person,
    As every single action
    Will have an effect on something.
    As soon as one can realize
    That the above statement
    Is relatively true,
    They begin to form their life,
    Changing their actions.
    They do this because they now realize
    That whatever they do,
    No matter how miniscule,
    Will affect something.
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