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  1. #1 "To Live" by Nishant Shukla 
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    an article I wrote, enjoy:

    To live is to transfer oneself from a high dense area to a low dense area; from high frustration to a relaxed state. One may compare it to osmosis, the diffusion of water from a high concentration to a lower one, or electricity, which follows the same law. If one does not relax, if water does not diffuse, or if electricity does not flow, then he, water, or electricity, respectively will be pressured. If one does not act when he is in pressure, he will not be following the requirement of the earlier definition of "to live" and thus he will inevitably die.

    In addition to transferring oneself from high to low, one must also never live stationary. A poor man always wants money and a rich man always wants more. Why does the rich man aspire more money? The answer is simply: boredom. A rich man has already accomplished a high to low transformation but now he has nothing to do, hence, boredom. Boredom is the frustration felt against him when he has less room for improvement in his life than he has time to spare. Less room for improvement means that he is relaxed but cannot be any more relaxed because he has reached the limit. Being relaxed does not make one happy. Happiness is the illusion of the actual transfer taking place from a higher state to a lower one. As the time in the period of boredom increases, one gradually looses relaxation, thus one becomes more and more frustrated. That is why when one is bored he must find something to do that will move him to a happy, relaxed state. This is the way life loops.

    Nature has designed itself to let everything, by all practical definition of the word, live. Did God design nature? God might be nature itself; after all, what is nature? If God is not nature, is nature God?

    We people ask these questions because we want answers. An answered question brings relaxation; transfer from high to low. If a question is not answered, we get curious. The higher the curiosity of the question, the higher the value becomes. The higher the value, the more relaxation it will bring. Question about God have not been answered and thus they have a high value. If we answer a question with a high value we will be in a higher state of relaxation. After a question is answered, its value gradually decreases, thus its relaxation will slowly decay.

    "Is there such entity as God?" is a question with a very high value. Once it is answered, everyone will be relaxed (in the definition given above). But it is just a simple yes or no question. The answer is useless to us. It will not matter whatsoever because we can't do anything about it. Once the value of a big question has decayed down low enough, we will once again be bored. Do you see the loop of life?

    It is Boredom that makes us discover the world, makes us thirsty to learn, makes us do crazy things, and lets us live.

    If one cannot find a way out of boredom, one will start developing illusions such as love, hate, and hope to keep oneself busy, thus keeping oneself out of boredom. This is why we have developed emotions. They keep us alive. Boredom is like a Black Hole impossible to escape from. It will suck you in and you have to keep getting yourself out, even though you know there is no way out. Why do we love, hate, and hope? Because they create suffering and logically without suffering we cannot get out of it. Remember, to go from a high to low situation is to end suffering. Therefore we live to get out of suffering.

    As time passes, our relaxation increases. But something must go down to keep the universe balanced. The thing that goes down is Boredom. By down, it means closer to frustration. We can set relaxation to +1 and boredom to -1. The net value is thus 0. And all life s balanced.

    An optimist will say the meaning of life is to live happily, and a pessimist will say the meaning of life is to end suffering, but a rationalist will say the meaning of life is "to live".

    Boredom is what triggered me to write this. While I was writing it, I was transferring from a frustrated state, boredom, to a relaxed state. That transformation is now complete and I must confirm, I am feeling relaxed. Sadly, as time will increase, my relaxation will decrease and I will return to the wonderful state of Boredom.

    Note: The constant use of the word "he" does not imply a male. "He" is a way of saying a person of either gender. There was rather an extended period of time in the history of the English language when the choice of a supposedly masculine personal pronoun (him) said nothing about the gender or sex of the referent.



    A different approach:

    High|------------------------|------------------------|Low

    __________________^ current

    Time always increases.

    If dx/dy of happiness is 0 for more than a set amount of time, then boredom increases.

    As boredom increases, one moves to a higher "concentration".

    High|-------------------|-----------------------------|Low

    _______________^ current

    The transfer from low to high is the illusion of "frustration".

    To counter frustration, our minds develop other illusion like lust, hate, hope, fear, etc. These are created because nature knows they will lower the "concentration".

    High|-----------------------------|-------------------|Low

    ______________________^ current


    By Nishant Shukla
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    Very good. I heard this using speaking notepad and started reading along I was that interested. Maybe some sort of calculation could be created to numerically show boredom?

    By the way, Is it possible do you think that if one subjects to boredom or frustration long enough that it can become normality? So suffering becomes 0, normal is 1 and happiness is 2?


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    Quote Originally Posted by svwillmer
    Very good. I heard this using speaking notepad and started reading along I was that interested. Maybe some sort of calculation could be created to numerically show boredom?

    By the way, Is it possible do you think that if one subjects to boredom or frustration long enough that it can become normality? So suffering becomes 0, normal is 1 and happiness is 2?
    Yes, that may as well be another variable.
    I believe life can be represented in a set of mathematical rules.
    Good to know you liked it!
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