The 12 Laws that Define a Being

Law #5: Law of Concentration

Antimatter, just like ideal gas, under pressure it can perform work.

We can focus our attention voluntarily on things that strike our interest but sometimes our attention shifts involuntarily. When we concentrate our attention during a lecture, when reading a book, watching a show, or doing things that require attention, we have to apply some effort to keep our attention from shifting to other things and prevent shifting to giving mode (thinking) instead of receiving information mode. We could remain focused for long intervals of time in order to receive more information, yet, during these long intervals we still shift between giving and receiving modes. However, giving mode intervals are very short comparing to the receiving mode intervals when we find the topic very interesting.

Our attention also shifts involuntarily, effortlessly, when we hear sudden noises or notice that something unexpected that happens around us. In cases when our attention shifts involuntarily, we shift into giving mode immediately, because we automatically start thinking about this unexpected distraction. Trying to figure out the reasons for this distraction becomes a priority for us and if we conclude that there is nothing to worry about then we will stop thinking about this distraction. In this case, our attention will shift back to our normal activities. However, if we cannot reach any conclusion about this unexpected distraction then we will continue to think about it until we find enough information to reach a conclusion. This distraction will continue to draw our attention away from our normal activities for as long as its mystery is not resolved. This unresolved issue will continue to occupy our attention and will cause involuntary thinking in us. Therefore, any unresolved issue will cause us to lose more of our antimatter energy.

Any unresolved matter acts like a hole from which our antimatter energy will drain out.

If we could imagine the antimatter’s magnetic field, which is responsible for our intelligent reasoning, like a balloon filled with gas then we could conclude that each distraction that makes us curious and make us think about them, will act like a hole on the surface of this balloon that will cause the air to come out. So, any distraction will cause our antimatter to deplete. If we compare antimatter with gas inside a balloon then we can imagine that antimatter needs to be concentrated, our full attention needs to be focused on a subject or task, while avoiding all the distractions around us, in order to perform that task successfully.

I decided to use the Law of Ideal Gases to illustrate how the antimatter needs to be put under pressure (like gas) to perform work, and the formula for the pressure of gasses can help us realize the factors that can play an important role in concentrating the antimatter as well. This formula is: :

Gas’ Pressure = (R x n x T) / V

where n represents the number of gas molecules inside its container (a balloon for example), T is the gas temperature, V is the volume of its container, and R is just a constant with a specific numerical value for ideal gases only. To adjust this formula in order to express the pressure of antimatter instead, I decided to see the variable n as a representation of the amount of knowledge in regards to a certain task or matter that needs our attention. V can represent the number or the volume of distractions and other issues that we are dealing with at the same time. T can represent the priority, the importance of the task or the issue that needs to be resolved.  Since R is the numerical constant for ideal gasses then I decided to substitute it with letter C to remind us that we are now dealing with concentration of antimatter (monopole magnetic field) not ideal gasses. Therefore, we can rewrite this formula as follows:  Antimatter’s pressure = (C x Knowledge regarding the task x Priority of the task) / (Volume of distractions)

Mathematically speaking, when the denominator of a formula increases the value of the whole fraction decreases, and vice versa, when denominator decreases the value of the fraction increases. The opposite is true with the numerator. When numerator increases the value of the whole fraction also increases, and when numerator decreases the value of fraction also decreases. Using this mathematical fact we can say that when a task’s priority increases then this will affect the pressure of the antimatter. As this pressure increases we may feel the urge to complete that task or start that project right away. This pressure can also be increased when we limit distractions and will decrease when in contrary the distractions are increased. That all makes sense now.

It is amazing to see how this formula is very useful in explaining and even predicting human behavior in different situations just by analyzing the factors of the formula. I can use this formula to explain the outcomes of different parenting styles. So, let’s suppose a parent asks his child to clean up his toys now, before getting ready for bed. Every child, usually, resists complying with the request at first (the Law of Resistance). So, the child may complain, “Why now? Can I play a bit longer?” Parent’s next move to child’s resistance−based on their parenting style−will decide child’s next reaction. Let’s see, how we can predict this using this formula.

Antimatter’s pressure = (C x Knowledge regarding the task x Priority of the task) / (Volume of distractions)

A quick reminder, the four parenting styles generally accepted are, Permissive, Authoritarian, Uninvolved, and Authoritative.

Case Scenario 1: The Permissive Parenting Style.

When the parent asks the child to clean up the toys and the child resists, a permissive parent generally will allow the child to continue playing. In the best case scenario, a permissive parent will try to convince the child about the importance of cleaning up the toys at that specific time, but the parent is not firm about his or her decision. In this case the permissive parent allows some room for the child to start negotiating their bed time. The child may ask permission to play longer by postponing bed time. As the child may come up with different options the permissive parent will continue to explain why none of these options is a good idea. Yet, the parent is not firm with his decision.

Two things will be happening in this case scenario: First, when the parent explains the importance of cleaning up the toys and the time limit for completing this chore then child’s understanding on the priority of the task is increased. As so, the pressure of antimatter also increases. This increased pressure has the potential to transform into urge feeling so the child will complete the task. Second, when the child is given too much room to think whether he has to complete the task immediately or later, he will spend more time thinking about negotiating then thinking about the completion of the task. Therefore, the more this child thinks about possible options the more distracted he becomes from the original task. In this case the denominator of the formula will increase, which will decrease the pressure of antimatter. Since two things are happening simultaneously in this parenting style that eliminate the effects of one another, then we , we can expect the completion of the task to be postponed until the time limit on completing the task overpasses the distractions.

Case Scenario 2: The Authoritarian Parenting Style.

In this case the authoritarian parent does not allow room for negotiation, however, he does not explain to the child the importance of this task either.

Again the two factors that will affect the pressure of antimatter are: First, the child’s understanding about the importance of completing the task at that time, when asked, and second, the distractions about thinking on doing other things rather than cleaning up the toys. Since the demand of the authoritarian parent is pretty strong, this parent does not allow any room for negotiation, and so the distractions are at minimum. As a result, the pressure of antimatter must increase. However, since the importance of the task is not understood by the child because an authoritarian parent does not even attempt to explain these things, then the priority of the task factor is low. This decreases the pressure of antimatter. These two factors as we see eliminate each other’s effects on antimatter. Depending on which of the two factors is stronger we can expect to have two different and opposite reactions: obedience or rebellion.

In cases when the parent’s demand to clean up the toys immediately overpasses child’s ability to question of the priority of the task (therefore the value of latest factor is not reduced), then the pressure of antimatter will increase and the child will obey. However, this does not guarantee that child understands the reasons why he has to obey. Therefore, when child start thinking deeper and start questioning and doubting that all his parent’s demands are right−mom or dad knows what they are doing−then we can anticipate a different result. When the child’s will to question the importance of completing the task immediately, as the parent asked, than the parent’s strong demand is not strong enough to avoid all the other distractions, including the child’s critical thinking that his parent may be wrong.  So, the behavior we can expect in this case that child rebels and refuses to complete the task, or when the child is too little child gives a tantrum.

Case Scenario 3:  The Uninvolved Parenting Style.

The uninvolved parent is a parent that somehow is not involved in his (her) child’s upbringing (the reasons may vary). The communication between the parent and the child is limited, and because of this the child has very little understanding of the importance of the chores or tasks that he is required to perform. When this happens, the Priority of the Task factor is low and so is the pressure of antimatter. Also, this parenting style allows lots of room for lots of distractions in child’s life. As the distraction factor increases, the pressure of antimatter decreases. So, in this parenting style both factors work simultaneously to lower the value of antimatter’s pressure. Since pressure of antimatter is low then no work will be performed. We expect the child to neglect completing the task.

Case Scenario 4: The Authoritative Parenting Style.  

Authoritative parenting style is one of the best parenting styles. An authoritative parent takes time to explain the importance of the task and the importance of completing it on time. In contrary to the permissive parent, this parent does not leave room for endless negotiations instead he limits the options by limiting this way the possible distractions. These options are also the parent’s choices, while the child is made kindly aware that he or she has not such freedom. Since child’s knowledge regarding to the task is increased through the conversation with the parent, and since the child somehow is able to understand the importance of completing the task on time then both these factors will increase the numerator of the formula. As a result the pressure of antimatter will also increase. On the other hand by giving the child a very limited number of options to choose from, the distraction factor is decreased, which will then cause the pressure of antimatter to increase. In this parenting style all the factors work in favor of increasing the pressure of antimatter, and we expect the child to complete the task without any delay or complain.

We can conclude that understanding how the Law of Concentration works, can help us find ways to increase or decrease certain parameters of the formula in order to obtain specific behaviors in people.

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