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Good vs Evil Formula

Represent your day as an energy source in series with resistance
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Using the principle behind Thévenin's theorem:

Add up all good, miraculous, pleasant and generative influences going on at the moment, all around, and substitute it with a single value representing a positive force that wants to make excellent things happen.

Add up, similarly, all the bad, evil and officious hindrances all around and substitute it with a single value representing resistance, slowing things down to a halt.

Ian Tindale, Mar 30 2017


       ...and then do what with it?   

       Put it on the Halfbakery, apparently. Well, at least I got exposed to the theorem.
normzone, Mar 30 2017

       Apparently, Thévenin died in 1926 of an acute accent.
MaxwellBuchanan, Mar 30 2017

       That sounds grave, [MB], pas trop grave.
Sgt Teacup, Mar 30 2017

       Represent the three-dimensional spiritual integral as a single variable...   

       Can Mathematica do that, yet?
Cuit_au_Four, Mar 31 2017

       OK so you get 1 value on a single axis of good and evil or do you get 2 variables one on a axis of good and one on a axis of evil. the former makes more sense the the description would indicate the latter.
dev45, Mar 31 2017

       Dr. Pangloss would appreciate this! most things most of the time are going well. However there is a funny thing, it is kind of like opportunity cost: all the good things that could be happening at a particular moment that are not.
beanangel, Apr 01 2017

       republicans vs democrats formula corollary ?
popbottle, Apr 01 2017

       Wouldn't fractious evil be on the other side of the point?
wjt, Apr 02 2017

       If resistance is evil, [Ian Tindale], how do the brakes on your car work? Or does your driving style incorporate the assumption that slower-moving road users are inadequate, out of touch and probably bourgeois?
pertinax, Apr 02 2017

       I don't have a car. I never had, and never will. I don't drive, and have no idea how to.
Ian Tindale, Apr 02 2017

       Resistance itself isn't evil, of course. Resistance against good is probably evil. In the same way, for example, a forward but not positive force against restraint would also not be good. You have to sort out which is which.
Ian Tindale, Apr 02 2017

       [Ian] soon you won't even have to talk to the taxi driver.
wjt, Apr 03 2017

       From the title I thought this was going to be an idea about the relative merits of different brands of milk for small babies.
hippo, Apr 03 2017

       //You have to sort out which is which//   

       OK - but doesn't this mean that your formula is no longer, um, formulaic?
pertinax, Apr 07 2017

       Just call it "heuristic" and charge the client twice as much.
8th of 7, Apr 07 2017


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