The Weekly Theoretical: Moral Mathematics (Good+Good=Better)
We can all add right? Just to test, let’s have a quick quiz. What is 1 + 1? 2 you say? Well, you’re usually right, but not this time. 1 + 1 is still 1. In the sense of adding things to one another, one entity combined with another entity is still one entity. For example if I have one tire and one rim, when I put them together I have one wheel. Yes, they are two separate objects but they do not function separately and when put together still make one structure. Everything in existence is composed of smaller portions so technically nothing is one; or everything is one. Probably the latter, but regardless my mathematics here are relative to opinions in this theory.
It all started one day…
…I was skinny tripping with some homies in a sea of space and clouded souls. As we rolled through the back alleys of meaning and swept through the skies of perception I stumbled upon a small fungus that held a secret. Due to the agitation, the spores unleashed a realm of understanding to the benefits of goodness and the likelihood of something better. In the air a message appeared, formed by the spores’ reaction to the light shredding through broken spaces in the darkness. It said: Good + Good = Better.
I wasn’t quite sure I understood the depth of this valuable context fully. It seemed so simple, yet so profoundly enlightening; as many peaks of understanding do during the eruption of a chemical euphoria. So here’s how the system works pretty much; followed by the implications it stores.
Here’s how it works:
Take something that is, in your opinion, really good. Good, meaning you enjoy it to such an extent that it makes you smile or your insides flutter with excitement. Then find something else that is also has a quality of really good. Once you have these two things (movies, music, words, food, etc…), combine them to create something that should ultimately be better.
For example: Two friends and I decided to watch Natural Born Killers one day, but due to the mind-altering circumstances we were equally in, we decided to view this moving picture with no sound. Well, let me clarify; no sound from the movie. With the flick on mute and iPod popped in, we chilled back and listened to a mix of 5 star songs while viewing the vivid macabre of a masterpiece to our own shuffled soundtrack. The results were amazing.
Each song managed to fit perfectly with the layout of scene work giving the film completely new meaning. It truly felt as though I were watching it for the first time due to the entirely new context the added soundtrack gave the Tarantino/Stone film. Mind you, this was not the only time I exemplified this theory. There have been several circumstances where a combination of really amazing things have equated to a sublime fusion. I definitely recommend you try it for yourself. Pick one of your top ten movies and make a playlist of extraordinarily great songs. Play them together and see what you get.
Months after this discovery, I understood the true value of this abstract equation. Unfortunately good things don’t always gravitate towards one another, but when you apply good things to other good things they mend and become greater. The message the spores revealed, even if only later, told me that the good in the world is vast but shredded with gaps in between. Stitching the good together can create better and better entities that, when enough good is mended, can overcome the bad. In theory, if you have a space to fill and mend the good it becomes greater and able to overcome the individually dispersed badness; eventually filling the space with goodness.
At the moment a couple of examples stand out. If any of you have seen What the Bleep Do We Know then you’ll remember Mr. Emoto and his experiments with water. To refresh, Mr. Emoto notes that the molecules of water are affected by the emotion surrounding it. He studied the crystals of water placed in containers with certain words attached to them. The images produced were spectacular: love, a beautiful snowflake; Kill, a destructed slum of crystalline formation. Not too long ago, Mr. Emoto had a gathering of people near a lake in Russia. The peaceful bystanders partook in the ceremony held by Mr. Emoto and just afterwards witnessed a beautiful double rainbow that appeared above the lake. Another speaker in What the Bleep Do We Know spoke about positive energy, or positive thinking, and why it’s so difficult to actually engage in. Basically, positive thinking is a tiny ‘Yes’ in a cloud of ‘No’s. It would seem the only ways to alleviate this problem would be to either eliminate the restricting ‘No’s or develop more ‘Yes’s to the point where they overcome all the ‘No’s and therefore develop a positive thinking structure.
This is where the theory stops and the action begins. First, try the movie thing or even try this idea with food. I often concoct edibles that might seem gross, but are really delicious (French fries & ice cream). Then once you’ve seen the wonders of this concept apply it to your mentality, your way of life. This may seem redundant, but it’s the bad that causes the bad. If only this could be applied on a mass scale and the whole imbalance of a world peace concept would be truly tangible.
Of course, this would entirely destroy the idea behind yin and yang; making the world a place filled with only good that would inevitably become the same as it is now only with new evils. That’s why this is…only in theory!
*Warning: The Weekly Theoretical may cause sudden confusion and mysticism.