For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. A force is a push or pull acting upon an object and this could result in an interaction of forces between a pair of objects if they are acting in different directions. When two equal and opposite forces act on the same system, they will cancel each other out, so even though forces are present, it will seem like they are absent. In order to understand forces, you have to be able to recognize their presence or absence along with their relative magnitude and direction. Life is full of moments where two equally opposing forces are vying for your attention; the good will be very good at piquing your interest and the not so good will be convincing enough for you to notice them.
Physics has a paradox, which asks, “What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object?” We must assume that both the immovable object along with the unstoppable force are equally indestructible, and that they are two separate entities and that both things can actually exist in the universe. These are contradictory premises, because they involve an argument or should I say a fallacy that draws a conclusion by asserting and denying the same thing. The construct of an unstoppable force means that it would contain enough energy so that it would not decrease in any way throughout its course as it encounters any one object or another, thus it would need to possess infinite energy. An immovable object would need to have infinite mass thus giving it infinite inertia. These two things can exist simultaneously and you cannot construct one without causing the other to destruct.
Written for Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie Saturday Mix Opposing Forces hosted by weejars aka Sarah where she asks us to deal with absence and presence – construct and destruct.