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Are the sides of a triangle sequential?

17 July 2023


The sides of a triangle follow an arithmetic sequence (eg, Quora). In a “perfect” triangle, side a = side b = side c. I wonder if (my) conceptual triangles have sequential sides, like (i) Body, Mind & Soul, (ii) Deeds, Words & Intentions, (iii) Love, Knowledge & Power, and (iv) Needs, Wants & Beliefs.

In order to visualize the above, I prepared a new diagram.

In my view, many of our beliefs were once wants and before needs.

Examples: food (tv shows), sex (eg, incels). shelter (architecture) and water (energy drinks).

However, some of our beliefs may not have been needs or wants. An example seems philosophy, which is one of the 7 Belief systems (eg, 2016, 2019, 2023). Does this imply a lack of sequentiality? An alternative explanation is that good vs bad and right vs wrong are also our needs and wants.

The above suggests that a triangle has arithmetic logic and sequential logic. Unlike the arrow of time, the sides of a triangle are not one-way arrows (eg, Wiki).

“The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order, a timetable not necessarily–perhaps not possibly–chronological. The time as we know it subjectively is often the chronology that stories and novels follow: it is the continuous thread of revelation.”

A quote by Eudora Welty (1909-2001) from her 1984 book One Writer’s Beginnings

cervux seQuential (2012) by Apparatjik
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Note: all markings (bolditalicunderlining) by LO unless in quotes or stated otherwise.


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