Mathematics + Poison = Fun!!

Mistakes.

Made all throughout our lives.. some minor, many major. They are a normal part of life we’re told. Growing up we learn from our mistakes. We touch a stove or a hot fire, we get burned. We do everything possible to avoid that in the future, normally. Though some mistakes… most mistakes, we will make numerous times throughout our lives.

The largest mistakes we make, we say we’ve learned our lesson. Most of the time this is false. In fact, my own personal experiences would show that instead of learning from mistakes, it seems I seek those same mistakes out, even after I have been burned. I can’t speak for everyone,.. but I’m sure that there are those out there that could say the same thing.. whether they admit it openly or not.

Is it ingrained in us that we are prone to just consistently making poor choices in certain areas? In our genes maybe. Let us analyze for a moment.

First, the formula:

Desire + Risk * Choice + React = Consequence

This is the formula I came up with. I’ll explain.

Desire. A want, before you can do anything, there has got to be something that you want.

Sally wants an apple

Then you have your risks, simple enough. This is where you weigh out whether it’s worth it or not.

The apple vendor looks shady, dirty, and the apples themselves look spoiled.

Multiply that by the choice you make. I chose multiplication because this is where risk can be heavily amplified.

Sally wants an apple really badly, she has reasoned within herself. Knows the possibilities of the outcome, and makes the purchase. She eats the apple.

Next you have reaction. Add it on, because depending on how you react, it is possible you can affect the outcome.

Some time later, Sally starts to feel woozy, instead of carrying on with the rest of her day, she decides to go home and try to sleep it off. Later on during the day she is not feeling any better and thinks about the doctor.

Lastly of course, you have the final outcome. Consequence.

Sally, writhing on the floor in pain, reaches for the phone to call an ambulance. Her life expires before she even hit ‘9

There you have it. A mistake Sally will not be making again 😉

Okay… that was a little morbid… and random. My apologies.

The point of it all is. We see the risks in the choices we make, and we don’t stop the process out of desire. This is why bad things happen to us. I would think it’s safe to say that at least 85% of the bad things that happen to us in our lives, are totally in our power to control.

Yet, mistakes are still made, daily.

Are we just bored as humans that we have to go seeking pain… on any level we can get it? Have we all evolved into some highly intelligent, masochistic beings?

…or, is there something else going on behind the scenes that we don’t see. Ahhh.

Emotions.

Those little logic defying bastards.

That would be the answer folks.. we are not some form of insane pain pleasure beings. Some of us are… but that’s.. yeah.

I’ll use love as an example here because.. well… it’s the easiest one.

Love > Logic

-or-

Love is not logical, not in the least bit. Logical would be to avoid love, avoid the pain. We all know this.. we’ve heard the stories, known people that have had their hearts broken, time and time again. The chance in this day and age of finding “real love”… well, I would say you probably have a better chance of winning the state lotto.

But we still seek it… all of us. It’s a mistake we will all make time and time again, until we expire… much like Sally a few lines up.

Anywho…

Pinch Harmonics are a pain in my ass. My pinky finger has been irritating the crap out of me today. I bashed my knee cap on to my desk a few hours ago, left a good bruise. My uncle is up here in Washington for work. I’ll get to hang with him next week, can’t wait. It’s been a while since I’ve seen… *any* family. So that’s good. There you have it… my positive note to end on 😉

Cheers!

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~ by dorfeater on August 14, 2008.

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