Bouncing Ball and Physics

Disclaimer: Ito ang blog na wala kang kapupulutan ng aral. This is purely a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, places, events, locales, and incidents are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. All port snap is photoshopped and is not real. If you believe in Santa Claus riding reindeer that’s your problem. 

The bouncing ball is an interesting subject of analysis especially if we include a little physics into it. Almost everybody, at some point in their lives, has experienced a bounced moment.

May it be in your business, career, relationship, playing poker or simply playing your favorite computer games.

Those moments when we shout…


My second most favorite subject during school years is Physics. Second only to Religious education. Yes, you read it right. Religious education #numbawan.

Back in a day, we don’t normally discuss the physics of bouncing ball too much as it was fairly obvious what is happening. In the perfect environment, any “rigid” object is expected to bounce. Are you rigid? (drum roll in the background)

So here’s the law governing why ball bounce.

Newton’s second law of motion.
The second law pertains to the behavior of objects for which all existing forces are not balanced, that the acceleration of an object is dependent upon two variables – the net force acting upon the object and the mass of the object in which the acceleration of an object depends directly upon the net force acting upon the object, and inversely upon the mass of the object.


Ok, let me put it this way, In a simple way.
Newtown’s second law states: In every action, there’s an equal and opposite reaction. Yown!

Market Bounce

If I were to choose, I want our Philippines stock market to follow the newton’s second law. It will rebound off the floor at speed and altitude is proportional to how fast or high it was thrown.

Thank God our market doesn’t follow the law of physics. Because if it does, the market would be boring. Sometimes Physics can be boring too. Everything is predictable.

Like who wants to have a market that looks like this.

You will be a billionaire in no time.

Life Bounce

Life is tough. At some point in our lives, we will likely experience the pain of loss, hurt, or trauma. When you stand up you’d going to hold back down. When you’re down you’d going to step on.

All humans will experience it, there was no exemption. When it hit you, no other option but to be resilient. Stand up and patch up your clothes and get back up on our feet as fast as you can.

That’s how winners are made.

As what my business mentor once told me, when you bounce to make sure you bounce higher. And it cannot be done if you are bounded by the law of Physics.

So even if the market does not bounce with the same altitude and speed. Make sure you enjoy those little gain of yours when you hit that bounce trade you’re waiting for so long.