The Reactivity Series

Below are just some metals in descending order of reactivity.

The most reactive being Potassium and the least reactive,

Gold.

Potassium

Sodium

Calcium

Magnesium

Aluminium

Zinc

Iron

Lead

Copper

Silver

Gold

The more unstable an element is, the more reactive it is and when it does react it forms compounds with strong bonds. You didn’t think this was a quick Chemistry revision did you?

In life…There you go.

There are people who are prone to having violent outbursts

They explode if I may say

They blow things out of proportion

They are fond of fashioning tempests in teapots

They overreact

There you have it. They are unstable. They could have insecurity gnawing at their existence on a daily; they could feel like they are a little too much or just not enough at all, they could be defeated by their demons…You naaame it

They could be going through a lot and their inability to keep their tempers in check could result in them taking out all their frustrations on you, the innocent bystander who is far from being the cause of their anguish.

So it’s quite alright to tell yourself “It’s not me, it’s you, K.” (I hope you got that pun. K is the chemical symbol for Potassium and Potassium is the most reactive metal)

Gold on the other hand is stable, is relatively unreactive. It does not tarnish and by the way it’s really pricy.

Some people are Gold, they are reliable and are able to remain composed for the most part and they are precious.and unfortunately they are few and far between.

This is just an analogy, I have no bone to pick with the Periodic Table.

You’ll never find the reactive elements in their pure form unless they’ve been kept under oil (this restricts reactions) they are found only in compounds and extracting them is quite a complicated process.(Electrolysis. I’m not explaining any further than that.)This just shows you how dependent the unstable people are, they can’t stand without something or someone to lean on. Alone, they can barely face the world.It’s no walk in the park, but, let’s work towards being stable.Wouldn’t life here be more bearable if everyone strived towards being Gold.


Au. That’s so sweet.

Cold Is The Night

If you are/were in the southern regions of Africa this winter you’d shiver in agreement with that statement.

Well I’m guessing after 21 blog posts you’d be able to connect the dots and come to the conclusion that this one will have absolutely nothing to do with the weather. I’m fond of throwing people off with my titles and introductions.

The Oh Hellos sang a song called Cold Is the Night and it aided me in writing this post.Imagine the earth and the sun. The earth revolves around the sun. It’s our very lifeline; it gives us light, warmth, energy, tans…it’s basically everything. The earth also rotates about on its axis and this gives us day and night and as the earth orbits the sun some parts of the world will be closer to it than others at different times of year and this gives us the different seasons. The sun doesn’t move, so when we say the sun has gone down that is so very wrong.Have I lost you yet?God is the sun.We are the earth.


Cold is the night without you hereJust your absence ringing in my ears


Whenever the temperatures get really low (winter) it simply means we’ve moved further away from Him and when we are stranded in the dark (nighttime) it’s because we have turned our backs on Him.Oh and on cloudy days He’s still there, above the clouds.

You hitting a rough patch as far as your connection with the creator is concerned is just as likely to happen as the seasons changing and nightfall.

But.

The sun will definitely rise again.

In a couple of months/weeks it’ll be summer.It’s only a matter of time until the clouds clear.


“Steady is the hand that’s come to termsWith the lessons it has had to learnI’ve seen the things that I must doBut Lord this journey’s meant for two So I am waiting here for you”

The Oh Hellos – Cold Is The Night