Life is a vector quantity

Most of us live our life as if it is a scalar quantity. But the moment we realize our life is a vector quantity we tend to concentrate on direction of our life rather than magnitude of our life.

Scalar: Something which has just magnitude but no direction.
Vector: Something which has both magnitude and direction.

When we look at world and check at qualities with which we measure life of people, we come to know that they all have been converted into scalar by us. Marks, money, power, passion, age etc. . But in real they are all vector quantities and their directions should be towards goodness. Marks should direct students to improve their skills, money should direct earners to help those who are not in a state to earn, power should direct power holders to use it to get justice for those who seek it. Passion is important, but passion without purpose is not worth of anything. To direct our passion so that it can help others should be a purpose. Age is just a mere number for some, but clever people know age is a factor of experience. As age grows our curiosity should increase in the direction of learning something new. Every day we should learn something new.

Life is not just a journey from birth to death with certain speed (I mean number of days it takes to travel from birth to death, age). Life is a vector by every means. So after taking birth and gaining consciousness, travelling towards a particular direction makes our life more meaningful and journey more joyful. When we ask others, many say future belongs to us. So they think that they work for a better future. To make the future better they sacrifice their present. They think future is a direction which drives them forward. But we often tend to forget that our future doesn’t exist. Future is like a ‘garland’ which is yet to be created with ‘flowers’ which we have at present. But we don’t know whether we will be able to complete it or not. So future is just an imagination. So the real direction of our life is purpose. Purpose is what gives gives our passion a direction. Because purpose is a real thing as it comes from real elements like determination and contribution where as future is formed with thoughts and fiction. Purpose is the back bone of every invention and discovery. So purpose should be the direction of our passion. If our drive for passion can help others to come out of a dark times, then purpose is fulfilled. So direction in our life matters. Travel in a good direction. 


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Thanks for reading. I have been away from WP for few days. On 29th of August, our most auspicious festival, Paryushan, began and on last monday it has completed. So as it goes that on the final and eight day of this festival we greet ‘Micchami dukkadam’. If in any way my words or actions have hurt you knowingly or unknowingly, I seek your forgiveness. We request this to every individual and thus cleanse our soul from our actions which we may have performed knowingly or unknowingly. Micchami dukkadam. I know i have been late, it was on Sept 5th. 

15 thoughts on “Life is a vector quantity

      • Tiffany Belle Harper 06/10/2016 / 9:27 pm

        Always such a pleasure just going to pin it to the top. A great post Jackie. Look at it in a few minutes when amended it πŸ™‚

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      • Jackie Jain 06/10/2016 / 9:53 pm

        Thanks. It means a lot to me. Gratitude. Have a beautiful day. πŸ™‚

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    • Jackie Jain 06/10/2016 / 9:23 pm

      Thank you so much. I am glad that you liked it. .
      Thanks. Have a great day. πŸ™‚


    • Jackie Jain 06/10/2016 / 12:23 pm

      Thank you so much. . I am glad you liked it. Micchami dukkadam. Sorry for the late reply. I took a break from WP for a month. Thanks. Welcome to the blog. Have a great day. πŸ™‚


  1. Akhila 09/09/2016 / 10:23 am

    morning jackie.. yes it is a vector quantity.. but i was thinking what could be the magnitude, the life span..??

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    • Jackie Jain 06/10/2016 / 12:19 pm

      Hii Akhila. . Magnitude could be our Karma. . Better the karma, better the direction of our life. .

      Good afternoon. . Logged in back to WP almost after a month. How are you? Have a beautiful day. πŸ™‚

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      • Akhila 06/10/2016 / 12:21 pm

        how could you be away from this virtual world..;)
        anyways welcome back

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      • Jackie Jain 06/10/2016 / 12:36 pm

        Haha. . May be to connect with the real world for a while. Thanks for the warm welcome. . πŸ˜‰

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  2. Sayanti aka Shine 09/09/2016 / 1:13 am

    Nice article, Jackie. Enjoyed the analogy and your explanation of the title statement like the physics book πŸ˜ƒ.

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    • Jackie Jain 06/10/2016 / 12:16 pm

      Thank you so much Sayanti. . I am that you liked the analogy.. How are you?? Have a great day. . πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

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