Now, to the fun part. Here’s an equation that helps us ‘be on the field but not of it’. If that makes sense, you have just been patched.
1up-1down Ego Loop Stabiliser Patch:
0 = Uncharged.
1 = Charged.
0 x 1 will always return 0 in an endless gaming environment.
(The state of losing charge is perceived as a 1down.)
0 + 1 = 1. Congratulations on your 1.
(The state of gaining a charge is perceived as a 1up.)
1 + 1 = 0.9. A lesser congratulations. Normalisation begins which activates a demand to receive more charge after the win.
(The state of holding a charge reduces charge.)
1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 0.5. Registering less charge. There is now a loss in value as my ego inflates with a stale type of high that increases self-centred activities. This constant decline in value makes even the greatest of victories feel shallow and worthless.
(Help, I’m at risk! I need to experience 0 again in order for a healthy achievement to power things on.)
With pieces of triggering information firing back and forth, either subtly for strategic long-term effects OR overtly for more kinetically-felt short-term effects, both strengthening AND shattering our fierce and scared little egos, are we not simply all zeros in a field looking for a 1 that won’t break on us? That being, the omnipotent 1? The godly 1?
Be honest. How mighty is your 1 when you launch it?