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1 + 1 is not equal to 2

    1 + 1 is not equal to 2


    in this post, i am going to show you something,

    why 1 + 1 is not equal to 2?

    As we all know that, 1 + 1 = 2, but the reality is different. 1 + 1 is not equal to 2, either it is greater than 2 or less than 2. I will prove it with real examples.

    Suppose you have 1$ and you get another 1$, now you have 2$, so the physical value has been doubled. But if you were able to buy one candy for 1$ and you are buying another candy for another 1$, now either you will get more satisfaction from the second candy as compared to first candy or you will get less satisfaction from second candy as compared from first candy, so the real value of money will either be more than 2, or less than 2. It may be equal to $2, if you get exactly the same satisfaction from the first candy as compared with first candy (which is rare case).

    Everything which is in this world, we try to measure it with money, but what is money? money shows the total satisfaction which we can get from market.

    So in reality your money was not doubled.

    Suppose you have a television in your home and you buy another one, then the physical value has been doubled. But, what is TV, TV is the entertainment which we can get from it. It is obvious that you will not get the same satisfaction from the another TV, so the real value has not been doubled.

    This may occur due to many reasons,

    First reason is "synergy":
    1) when two entities combines, a energy comes out, which is synergy. It may be positive or negative.

    Positive synergy occurs when two entities cope with them in a way so that the final summation is greater than the independent value of two entities.

    Negative synergy occurs when two entities are not able to cope with each other and gets reduced in totality.

    Other reasons are also possible.

    Can you tell other reasons?

    • innerverse
      by innerverse

      Interesting thoughts, however I am still convinced that 1 + 1 is 2 based on my personal experience :)

    • SoulFish
      by SoulFish

      So what you're talking about here is perceived value and that is variable, very variable. I think I'm following what you're saying here and it gives my train of thought pause as it boards at the station to join all the other thoughts trucking around in my tripping head, so thanks.