This Is Exactly How Human Beings Are Connected To Each Other Scientifically In Real Life

Anonymous Anonymous in Bakkar. Chai. Sutta on 4 July, 2017

My story relates the chemistry in the lives of human beings with science. I have described every scientific bond using different short stories.

There are different types of elements in the world. All these elements have their unique properties like size, shape, color etc. No two elements are similar in this world. Similarly, different types of human beings exist.

Everything in the universe wants to be stable. Atoms combine with other atoms by making some bonds to stabilize themselves. It is the same with human beings. Every single person wants a stable life. So we start forming bonds. We share these bonds with our family, friends and relatives.

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A person is incomplete without such bonds.

People who have such bonds not only survive, but also have a good life.

In Chemistry, there are three types of bonds: Ionic Bond, Covalent Bond and Coordinate Bond.

Ionic bond: In this type of bond one atom loses an electron while the other atom gains an electron. Hence, a bond is formed.

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This bond tells us that, only if you give something to others, will you get something from them. Like “Kuch pyaar tum do - kuch hum denge!” This is the strongest bond of all because trust and faith is the foundation of this bond. Nothing in the world is stronger than trust and faith.

Eric was traveling to the town with his parents. He belonged to a rich and good family. He loved his shoes very much. He had several pairs of shoes. He loved cleaning them over and over again. He would always carry a bunch of napkins with him just to clean his shoes.

John’s life was completely different from Eric’s. John was a poor guy. He had never seen his parents. He had spent this whole life on a railway station with a blanket and a torn pair of flip flops.

One day he saw Eric going to the town with his parents. John was very attracted to Eric’s shining branded shoes. Unfortunately, his torn flip flops were completely worn out by that day. He had no money to buy new ones.

While Eric and his family were waiting at the railway station, he was busy rubbing his shoes with the napkins he had. John was observing all this keenly.

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The train arrived. Eric and his family rushed towards the train door. In the crowd somebody stepped on Eric’s shoe and while getting into the train it fell down on the platform.

He tried to go back to get his shoe. But it was impossible for him to do so in the crowd. John saw this. He started running towards the shoe with his bare foot. When John reached the shoe, the train had already started. He took the shoe in his hand and started running towards Eric’s window. Eric also reached out to get his shoe back.

As a last attempt, John threw the shoe towards Eric’s window. But it fell out of the train. Eric was observing all this. So Eric removed his other shoe and threw it out of the window. John was puzzled on seeing this act of Eric. But soon he realized Eric’s intention behind the good deed. When John found the other shoe he was very happy and started dancing with joy. Eric smiled and waved his hand at John.

John could have stolen the shoes while he was trying to catch the train. But he didn’t do that. Instead he helped him get his shoe back. He helped Eric and he got the fruit of his good deed. This example describes the give and take involved in relationships.

Covalent Bond: In this type of a bond two atoms share their outermost electrons mutually. Our bodies consist of a soul and a body. The soul shares the body and vice versa.

But there are no guarantees with this bond. “Kaun, Kab, Kahan, Kiska saath chhod de!” The strength of this bond depends upon the number of bonds between the atoms. The more the number of bonds, the stronger the bond will be.
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In human life, these bonds depend on the time and number of people involved.

“Swacch Bharat Abhiyan!” is the clean India movement started by our honourable Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi for cleaning our country and making it even more beautiful.

At any given time and place, if only one person is hired for cleaning, it won’t help much. He is doing his job of cleaning but if others keep littering, the country will remain in the same position as before.

Instead, if we all contribute, stop littering; prevent others from littering and use the available resources correctly, we can develop as a nation. The larger the number of people involved, the easier it will be to reach our goals. The more the number of bonds, the stronger and more stable the relationship will be.

It is a covalent bond. We are not doing anything all alone. We are mutually involved in everything. But as I said earlier, it comes with no guarantee. Even if we are putting all our efforts to clean our nation, when we see no change even after a long time, we become impatient at some point. Then our favorite dialogue comes in, “When others are not doing anything, why should I?”

Coordinate Bond: In this type of bond the mutually shared pair of electrons between two atoms is attracted towards the more electronegative element atom. It is similar to higher authority people grabbing the weaker people under them. This bond exists mostly in business.

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Cone is a large multi-national company. It has different branches in different places all over the world. It makes different types of soft drinks and also many other fascinating products. They have good profit making practices for advertising and sales. Cone has collaborations with other companies too.

RamJi on the other hand is a small company owned by two brothers at a place. They manufacture only single product- soft drinks. They started their journey from their village and created RamJi drinks. Slowly they started to expand their business and progressed from the village to the city and then from the city to the state.

Cone could not digest their growth. Cone decided to make to a strategy to stay in the market by overcoming the current competition. So Cone offers to collaborate with RamJi Drinks so that they can continue doing business.

But the RamJi Drinks brothers did not accept this offer and wished to continue on their own using their own brand name. Cone wouldn’t let it go so easily. Their strategy made it very hard for RamJi Drinks to exist. Cone had a lot of contacts with top officials, media and many other business partners.

A few top officials visited the RamJi Drinks manufacturing plant. They made some foul report against them and took the help of the media to spoil their image among people.

Ultimately and unfortunately RamJi Drinks had to hand over their business to Cone. Cone grabbed RamJi Drinks and manufactured their soft drinks, but the brand name changed to Cone.

This is what happens in business. Small companies manufacture products and big companies buy them at a lower price. They then sell them in the market at higher prices under their name.

Here the big companies are the highly electronegative atom while the small companies are the less electronegative atom. The bond between them is like a coordinate bond. No comments can be made on the strength of the bond.

Radioactive elements: These elements split up into different atoms and emit some amount of energy to become stable. The energy which is released can cause hazards.

These elements describe the limit up to which anyone can bear anything. Actually these are the most unstable atoms in the universe and they split up to make some stable atoms. In the case of human beings, radiation can happen in the form of suicide or breaking up.

Ankit was an innocent boy. He never talked much with anyone. He was reserved. His family background was not too good.

Ankit’s father was a piss head. Everyday his father came home drunk. He would abuse and hit Ankit’s mother almost every day. His father had taken off all his mother’s ornaments. He had sold them to maintain his supply of alcohol and drugs.

Ankit’s mother worked as a maid for people and managed their livelihood with the little money that she earned. Ankit was shattered by all these happenings in his family. Things were not the same as before. They had been a lovely family. His father used to run a shop. His father used to come home with a bag full of eatables every day for both him and his sister Alka. He would bring a gajra (a flower garland worn around the hair) for his mother.

Ankit’s father used to run a shop on the highway. On one black day, news that the highway was going to be expanded came to him.

All the shops along the highway had to be removed. His father searched for many other sources of making money for his family, but he was unable to do so.

So his father was shattered, fell into bad company and started drinking. So his mother had to work for people to earn their livelihood. Alka had to leave her school because she was unable to pay her fees on time and started helping her mother. In school Ankit was bullied by his other class mates. He broke down when he went through all this. His energy to bear all this reached the threshold value. He wasn’t left with any hope.

One day while his mother and sister went out for work, he hanged himself – radiated himself. He may have wanted to become free from all the bonds of the world. He may have become stable. But the impression left behind on his family can never be described.

That is how radiated energy causes hazards.

Author's Note:

We understand the value of our bonds when we analyze our lives scientifically.

Editor's Note:

Share these stories so that we can all create more stability in our bonds.