The Life Equations
It started as a parody on Einstein’s equation (E = Mc2 ). The thought was that there should be an equation that fits how we live. Not a linear equation, but one that was at least quadratic in form.
But what would be the elements, the equivalents to E and M and c?
What do people look for in their lives?
Our first attempts were money, health and entertainment. But these were too fixed to suit our approach. So, we started with synonyms: Wealth, Health and Enjoyment. Still too restrictive for what we wanted, and extremely hard to measure.
We eventually opted for the Three F’s…
- Fun: that’s enjoyment, entertainment and more. It can also incorporate “bliss”, “energy”, and more.
- Funds: the available resources that someone can have. Accounting tends to put everything down to money, and we were using the parody in a business sense. To simplify, we added the meaning of Time — you need the TIME to get things done. And it alliterates nicely with Fun
- Fitness: If the other two began with F, then the health component should also start with an F. But Fitness can also include “being fit for purpose”, hence we could use it for physical fitness, emotional fitness, mental fitness and even spiritual fitness, whatever that could mean.
But what would be the right equation?
F = F * F2
But which F stands for which element?
That’s the humorous part — they just all need to be there.
It gives us six life equations….
The Development Equation (Early Years)
Fun = Funds * Fitness2
As children, our lives are (mostly) about Fun. We don’t have to worry about where funds are coming from, and we do our best to be fit for all the fun we can have.
The Rebellious-Phase Equation (Teenager Years)
As teens, we start to look at fitness for our future lives, so the subject has to be Fitness. We get fitter in all kinds of ways by mixing Funds with Fun, but Fun is the biggest contributor:
Fitness = Funds * Fun2
The Finding Your Place Equation ( Young Adult)
Suddenly, resources are the main concern, Fun isn’t as much a contributor but we have to have the knowledge and skills to generate the funds:
Funds = Fun * Fitness2
The Maturing Equation (Family/Career/Adulthood)
Funds are still our main concern, but Fitness drops, and we want to really enjoy what we do. We buy into the idea that Fun (our Bliss) is the main contributor to our earnings.
Funds = Fitness * Fun2
The “What Next” Equation (Change of Life Style)
Fitness = Fun * Funds2
At this stage of life, we usually have all the resources we can use, but we are more interested in the quality of life, rather than the quantity.
The Rewards Equation (The Final Third Stage)
Fun = Fitness * Funds2
The circle of life/business is complete.
The stages apply to business, life and community but the key is evolution and the continual need for the components of FUN, FUNDS and FITNESS in some proportion in your life.
REMEMBER – teach your grandchildren the components and the formulae so that their world has purpose that is fulfilled.
Enjoy Fun, Funds and Fitness today