Friday, May 28, 2004
I am developing a theory called The Law Of Threes which essentially states that everything including events tries to stabilize around the prime number 3. The "prime" stability number 3 forms a natural triangle attractor within our four dimensional universe . For instance, usually 3 well known people die in sequence over a short span of time. If you have something relatively disconcerting happen in your life it generally ends up being 3 things in a row. The 3 sided triangle is the strongest structure and is used to construct a geodesic dome. For the mathematically inclined EXP(1) = 2.718281828) and Pi (3.141592654)are close to the number 3 to one "significant" digit. If you are presenting an argument or making a speech it is usually 3 major points. If you make a speech there are 3 sections: Tell them what you are going to say, Say it, Tell them what you just said.
Posted by Alex at 11:36 AM
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
Most people, including future politicians, start out in life with a simple desire to do their own thing without harming anyone. If you become successful at doing your own thing through no fault of your own the next step is to help the less fortunate realize their own dreams. Now the fun starts. Where can you do the most good? Here you are with high ideals and a genuine belief that you can improve the world. If you don’t have any professional "do gooder" skills the easiest thing is to become a politician. Your first chore is to get elected yet how are you going to do it without compromising your ideals? You have to appeal to each and every voter in order to reach a critical mass yet every person is uniquely different. If you start out tailoring your message to the needs of each and every individual the media say you are suffering from "mixed message syndrome". You then realize that the "KISS" principle is really necessary but what are the "flavors" that will appeal to most voters? Usually it is lower taxes and increased benefits which are economically at opposite ends of the old teeter totter. The result? Goodbye ideals and dreams. Hello cynicism.
Posted by Alex at 5:33 AM