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My Journal 18. The Slide

architectural photography of playground

One thing we miss a lot after the pandemic in the visit to community gardens especially overcrowded in those kids play area during weekends . The kids were unknown to each other but they enjoyed running around those equipment’s , climbing and hanging and the rush sliding down. These don’t make that much fun , when you visit on other days when there are no kids around and your kid alone in those slides , swings and bars.

Every time we went out to those gardens i would stand around my daughters to make sure they are fine from a distant , I would enjoy watching those kids rushing around to make queues, impatiently waiting for their turn up to the slide to enjoy their ride down and back again to experience the same . As i would keep watching them do this in circles there is something about life it taught me.

There is no fun in enjoying the ride alone . We want to be part of the rush , competition , wait in the line , holding the excitement of your turn . Also even though the sliding is the best part or fun part it has no meaning without the climbing the ladder , unless you put in efforts to reach to the part from where you can feel the rush to slide there is no point in just sliding . So is with life just having the fun part and not taking efforts or working to make life meaningful , makes the fun no fun , the fun loses its value . Its our challenges , efforts , hard work , goals to achieve actually make the enjoyable parts of life meaningful.

Also this is a kind of energy you build in the form of potential energy as you reach the top of the slide , which transforms into kinetic energy as you slide down .Thus energy first needs to build up to be put to use. And the difference in your potential energy and kinetic energy is lost in the form of thermal energy due to friction along the slide. So is with life , energy changes its form as put to use and this change in energy is what is needed to keep things moving. Nothing is valuable if it just stays where it is , both the fun and efforts are equally important to keep life moving.