Plus and Minus C4: Power for Changes

But how exactly are changes and development related to life?

Fig. 1: Development and Change

This curve represents the development of a person from birth. It is a cosine curve because it only begins to rise from the second „zero”. The energy in every living being is measured on the y-axis, according to which energy would only form in the womb over time if the principle is applied:

Energy = mass = life

The higher the deflection (the amplitude) of the cosine curve, the „better“ life is, that is, the more variety and stimulation your organism processes, which in turn sends out hormones for your well-being, as well as allowing your brain to develop and adapt the consciousness is affected in an extremely positive way. In general, development improves resilience and thus strengthens psychological health. Depending on which stimuli are set, improvements in physical (physical and cognitive) as well as human health can also be incorporated. These three categories naturally also play a role in the goals of every living being, if not the most important. What does “change” actually look like in concrete terms? There is a cycle for this that can at least be applied to the day:

Needs → work → pleasure → recreation

whereby the change between „needs“ and „work“ can go through several times before the pleasure and the associated relaxation effect can come about:


← ————————————— ←

↓ ~ 3x ↑

Needs → → → → → → work → pleasure → recreational effect


This cycle represents a typical working day. Change therefore takes place in a cycle that in a certain way always has the same stations. Such a cycle would be, for example, the law of momentum or the law of conservation of energy from physics. Another sentence from physics would also be conceivable as a cycle: „Action = reaction“. Mankind also experiences such stations. The centuries have almost always extended over mankind true to a certain pattern, which we try to determine approximately in the second chapter.

What effects do actions in general have in this world?

Fig. 2: Actions

Based on the activity diagram, we can now deduce that there are once again only three cases to be distinguished: a good action, a bad action, and an action not carried out. Of course, every action is related to every situation, which is why the famous formula applies

Action = reaction, but nevertheless the importance of the action is generally not to be despised. Because if no stimuli are set and no naturally occurring reaction occurs, this is actually to be assessed as bad.

While resting (the turning point of the sine function, i.e. the point of intersection with the x-axis) is actually an exception, because sleeping is used to be able to pursue the following activities the next day. So sleeping is to be classified as provital. If these activities include killing a living being, for example, it depends on the interests of the respective person in order to be able to judge the action as good or bad:

From the hunter’s point of view, survival is the most important thing, and so it is provital and prosocial, for example killing a deer, a fish or a hare in order to survive, and to support other conspecifics with the same interests. This in turn boils down to the social principle of reciprocity, so that in the end your own biological egoism ensures that you help others. It must be noted that certain prerequisites make these acts possible in the first place. Not every living being has the same options for action, let alone the same extent of the effects and effects that they can cause. So every living being has a certain power, a control over the environment, and over future events. The power of every living being can be trained, so like the IQ it is not a lifelong fixed, static value.

What exactly is power anyway? And what kinds of power are there?

Fig. 3: Power

Many people often understand power to be power over the word.

Often times, politicians or successful entrepreneurs are seen as powerful people, but in the end these people are just as powerful as any other living being – they just have other people listening to them.

So when speaking of power, the proverbs should be followed:

“Actions speak louder than words”, as well as “knowledge is power”.

With the former proverb we can connect the typical family power struggle via the remote control, because only those who hold the remote control in their hand can actually make a difference, such as changing the channel, or even adjusting the volume based on a subjective measure to satisfaction . As is well known, the possibilities for those in power are remarkably diverse. But now imagine the scenario in which the remote control would have disappeared and the entire family would now look bitterly for it. Now stand a cheeky young man and claim that he has found the location of the remote control, although this statement does not apply, and because of his testimony he receives the respect that every person longingly desires (at least in this case) only within his family .

This would be a bad deed, because anyone who merely fakes power, in this case the knowledge of the missing remote control, can and will sooner or later be rejected by society, provided that they manage to see through his lie. This can be done, for example, by asking direct questions.

Of course, the family’s first instinctive question is where the remote control is, which then gives the young man two options:

1. He could choose a plausible place and claim he had taken it from there in order to hide it, in order to have sole power over the remote control, and thus ultimately over the television.

2. If it were possible for him to avoid the question by asking a counter-question and to find out what his family would be ready for if he should really be able to give them the desired information.

Of course, there are other perfidious reactions, but the bottom line of them all is absolute power over something opaque. Pretending to have power ultimately leads to short-term success, and perhaps even to an almost hedonistic lifestyle, but only for a short time. That makes this survival strategy absolutely useless to lead a serious life. Because in the end it is certainly not right to claim that it was lived correctly in this way, by lying against oneself.


This time the individual sections are a little shorter.

If anyone finds any additions to all of the questions, the comment section is always open and awaits new input with begging dog eyes! („W“)

Criticism and additions are always welcome, including other articles.

So, I hope you enjoyed this chapter too, and learned something about your attitude towards life.

As always, I wish you a wonderful day, stay curious and …

Thank you for reading!

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Eigentlich bin ich manchmal ganz nett. Sometimes I may actually be nice.

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