1up-1down Patch

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.

Ego Optimisation

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?

1up-1down Infinity


Be honest. How mighty is your 1 when you launch it?