Not long ago, I was fortunate enough to stumble upon the Fundamental Law of Arithmetic and quaintly enough I could perceive some presence of A Fundamental law of life in it.
I know that some “mathematics phobic” are already running the code, Arrrgh… Mathematics ~>Life = Arsenal ~>cup winners/ top four ~>nought. But wait a minute, what follows shortly by the way is nothing close to implicit derivatives of Calculus or some scary lengthy Taylor series of the exponential , not really. Having said that, kindky Keep calm and read on.
The Fundamental law succinctly States that Every integer ( or simply number) greater than 1 is either itself prime or can be written as a product of prime factors (a prime number is a unique number that is only Divisible by one and itself) and this factorization is unique upto reordering. Now is that “reeeally” hell-fiery? I Hope not.
Well, the first time I read this law, I characteristically put it down on my haphazardly wrinkled spiral, rough book with that MCA Tricky’s smirk that shouts “Kujihurumia is real.” I practically thought it was just some other Einstein’s, Newton’s, Lebnitz’s or Pascal’s rule that I was to obligingly stuff into my brain “as per the expectation and guidelines of the all-inclusive curricula” and tersely state at some mid of semester Continuous Assessment Test until I got sight of these phrases that then shone brighter than Rihanna’s diamonds to my senses of cognizance. “Every integer”, “greater than 1”, “can be written as a product of prime factors”.
It was at this juncture that my arithmetic powers and my tidbit wellsprings of creativity “let nature take its course” and conceived from the Fundamental law of arithmetic an invincible hybrid – at least to my imagination – the Fundamental Law of Life.
I honestly also feel just as you do some jitters as well as a flanking sense of overstatement but perhaps it’s a sagacious approach to assume the “theorem” acceptable until it intrinsically proves itself otherwise.
Now Here goes the crossbred or rather mutated Fundamental Law, Every individual who still got breathe, can certainly be said to possess prime abilities and importance and this uniqueness is consistent far and beyond earthly wrought human status such as race, religion, level of education etcetera. Ammh… impressive and precise, I guess so.
I do not really intend to impersonalize people to mere numbers in an infinite series, rather I want us to borrow some of the defining properties of these integers greater than one.
1. All integers greater than 1 can be written as products of prime factors.
- Just as these integers greater than one, each one of us can be described as to intrinsically possess prime defining (unique and particular) traits, personalities, temperaments, talents, attitudes etcetera. We are similarly a synthesis of an interaction of our prime character traits, personalities, attitudes etcetera
- If we discarded any prime factor, let’s say 3, of any number let’s say 12, we no longer have the same number. In a very similar way if we suppressd any of our defining primes or added some ( ie traits, personalities, Behavior) then we get somebody else who could be better or worse than our previous selves.
2. We can from a number k get a greater or smaller number v by subsituting it’s prime factors.
- We can similarly make out of ourselves better persons by substituting our defining traits, personality, attitudes, behaviour and conduct with better ones offering prospects for growth and improvement.
- To achieve this we have to in integrity, openness and honesty explore those sections of our primes that make us better persons eg good character traits, talents, special abilities and give them a chance to make us better persons, that is promote them. I have a strong conviction that they are not there just as a default in our make or mistake but by purpose to serve humanity, by depressing them we deny such an awesome gift to humanity.
- In the same spirit of “uncaptioned and offline” self love we have to further identify the primes of weakness in our series, appreciate them as defining parts of us and from there engage in conscious efforts to substitute them with better primes at least for those we can alter. For in stance it would be an immeasurable leap if we substituted a weak prime like vanity with humility or procastination with consciuos commitment.
3. The numbers are different, but it is also because of their being different that we have a series that bleeds purposeful completeness.
- At times we get caught up in the crises of comparing ourselves with others we perhaps deem adorable and paragons of perfection.
- While there is nothing really wayward in admiring and adoring there is however nothing productive in killing the uniqueness in us to tally our icons of admiration. Imagine the crises mathematicians and the entire world would experience if 0 “tried” to kill its uniqueness and be like 1 or -1 mmh? An infillable hiatus? The same crisis would befall our societies if we attemped to annihite our unique defining primes to tally with that of another person k.
I always say the rainbow is most elegant when red is just red and not some strain of pink or another color, and the same applies to all the other colors of the spectrum. To bring the best out of our lives we have to obligingly just be ourselves and not some duplicate of some other persons.
As we do all these it’s really of indispensable importance that we regularly evaluate the individuals we are transforming ourselves into every day as it would be really disillusioning and heartbreaking to make out of ourselves a 35 while we wanted a 14.
At that point, I prefer to call it a post, till then peace.