Making Well Structured Work

Here’s an attempt to Keep It Super Simple with a Way Path guide that can help any group do the wayfinding of determining its work and the point of its work;  To know what work it should be doing and why it should be doing it.

  1. VisionThe Wish Points (WP0):  Where We Wish To Go and Why? (the big picture is…) Answer determines The Projects
  2. GoalsThe Wanted Prizes (WP1): What We Want To Get There? (we won when…) Answer determines The Products
  3. StrategyThe Willed Plans (WP2): Who Does What When To Get There When? (we’re going to…) Answer determines The Processes
  4. TacticsThe Work Producers (WP3): How Does Who Do What? (who shall try…) Answer determines The People
  5. WorkThe Work Produced (WP4): Do What? (it’s for…) Answer determines The Produce (“fruits of labor” so to speak)

We can see that a clear and shared vision provides a path that guides the group by helping it to define its vision, which clarifies its goals, which guides its planning, which guides its work, which guides its doing.

Once all the work is done, and we get to where we were going, we hope to get the prizes we envisioned. Maybe we get more than we wished for, maybe less. Either way we made what we wanted and the prizes were only part of the point of the journey. For no matter what we do, new wishes make new places to go; making more work, and keep the journey long and prosperous.

And maybe that’s our wish anyway; for all of us to have a long and prosperous journey towards making the world we all want to have some day.

Infinity’s Identity

Infinity has two definitions which seem simple enough; one: “a number greater than any assignable quantity or countable number” and two: “the state or quality of being infinite” (aka “non-finite”). Put another way something infinite cannot be divided into countable parts and it cannot be assigned any bounds; it is limitless and endless; impossible to measure or calculate.

Given these definitions where in reality might we find such infinite things? Every physical thing except the Universe itself seems to have bounds around it. Then again, given that the Universe began as a singularity it too must have a starting boundary. And from that singularity we know the Universe is expanding “out” so it stands to reason that there must be an outer bound in that direction as well. (However strange it might be.) If we go in the opposite direction and get really small we hit the noisy “vacuum energy”; the ocean of energy ruled by quantum mechanics. That place seems to have its own “fine-grain Plank length” limits so there seems to be a lower bound there as well.

With regards to time we know history isn’t infinite since we can deflate the Universe back to its big bang singularity; and the resultant moment time began. And for the future we can assume that due to the Universe’s expansion at some distant time all matter will be too far from other matter to interact, essentially causing the “heat death” of the Universe and the end of time as we know it. So time too has boundary limits on both ends. Hence for all intents and purposes it seems we can’t find infinity anywhere in physical reality.

On the other hand with our mathematics infinity serves as a essential notion in the mathematical ideas that generate our formulas and equations. With the nifty “∞” symbol it’s easy enough to use infinity in all kinds of ways. The notion is most useful when you want to count or increment the number of calculation loops within an operation. That’s the core notion behind the working of calculus. With calculus we commonly evaluate a calculation as the resulting limit of summation for some equation where the variable X goes from zero to infinity. With the power of calculus we don’t need to actually “do” the calculation an infinite number of times to get a result. We can instead symbolically evaluate the equation and know that the result approaches, and thereby establishes, a bounded limit. So we find mathematics needs infinity to find its limit defined bounds and in reality boundaries are found everywhere.

This “infinity asymmetry” between reality and mathematics might just be the best evidence we have that reality is truly produced by math. We may intuitively already know this but it’s probably not well appreciated by most of us. Could it be that out from the infinite, continuous, and eternal waves in the great ocean of vacuum energy (let’s call it “noise”) that calculations produce the limits and resulting bounds that form the subatomic particles we know and love? And from those “wave-particles” other forces take over to form atoms. And those atoms mix via more forces to form our constituent material reality? If that is so then we’re really saying that pure math literally makes subatomic particles and therefore fundamentally forms reality. Literally!

If it is true that everything is literally “just math” and math is a system that describes interrelated entities and properties and how they operate upon one another, what exactly gives rise to the mathematical system that gives rise to all this, and us too? How does math “happen” as it were? And why is math understandable to us in the first place?

We here at MENTIC cognitive systems have an idea. And while it may be unprovable hopefully it isn’t unbelievable.

First let’s agree that the mind is really the only thing we can find that can be truly infinite. Therefore infinity is a notion, not a number. That seems fine right; given its definition. Next let’s agree that the basis of reality is found in the transformation and “knotting” of energy wave determinant “strings” (based on the theories of Supersymmetry), and that infinite calculations within the quantum vacuum “noise” forms these “strings”. (There’s a much deeper discussion to be had on how that might work but we’ll go into that later.) Okay, now we need to define what a “notion” is; so we can know better what we’re dealing with.

So a notion is “a conception or belief about something”. Given that definition clearly we are dealing with something mental; a construct of the mind. If infinity is truly a notion which is actively generating the existentially limited boundaries of reality then it’s existence and execution as a notion surely surpasses our minds. As a human race we could only have discovered such a preexisting notion, not invented it; being that it played a critical role in the reality of our evolutionary development.

So, whatever mind the infinity notion is used by to form reality surely isn’t ours. The mind that does “hold” it, and its evaluated constructs, must essentially be as spatially and temporally expansive as the Universe itself. And it must be of, or at least able to operate upon, the same wave energy that forms the wave-particles of our material Universe. This must be because of all the generated products (subatomic particles, fundamental forces, space, time) that have their existence dependent on the notion of a limit from zero to infinity. Whatever place subatomic particles occupy must be a place that holds the notion of infinity. And we too must be held within this same mental “place” since our existence is dependent on all that cascading math as well. A mind place like that,… well, given that description it must be the mind of God. Ta-da!

That’s the idea we’re proposing; that we are all in, and of, the mind of the eternal and infinite conscious “wave being” know as “God”. Physical reality is the result of God’s “mind” applying the notion of infinity, and its limiting calculus, to the infinite, continuous (unbroken/indiscreet) and eternal wave energy of God’s own “self”.

If this is the case, God’s mind would surely call itself what we call ourselves; “I”. And it would surely know what infinity is and what it’s good for; how it is a key tool in the mathematically driven Universe construction business. And all this would be understandable to our minds too since (per the plan) we to have a mind similar, but smaller, to that of God’s; with an “I” of its own.

Okay, so we now have a possible answer to the question of what is infinity’s identity. Since notions are found in minds, and infinity is purely a notion then infinity’s identity could be said to be the identity of the mind that holds it. That mind surely refers to itself as “I” since that’s how minds refer to themselves. As such the identity of infinity is “I”. “I”; the being that exists because it declares itself to be. “I” the being from whence all else cascades from its notions. “I”; the being otherwise known as God. “I”; the being that exists because of a greater “I”. “I”; the being that is you because you too can have an infinite mind; able to ponder the mind of God.

If “I”s are beings that have come to know themselves through infinity’s identity, simply by having their own “little” “I”, then perhaps through God’s great “I” they can all cross and enjoy the amazing creations of infinity together; with the God that created all and with each other. Making the “I” the common “backdoor” of all minds that makes that possible.

But what if in making that crossing connection we lose our little self “I”s to the much much greater “I” of God? A micro infinity absorbed by a mega infinity so to say. Well if God is as loving as we (some of us) hope, perhaps God has worked out a way to save our little “I”s; enabling us to cross his infinity whilst keeping our unique and individual “I”s safe at the same time.

To do this perhaps God had to take on a smaller micro infinity “I”, like ours, to allow for us to cross with rather than God’s Universe sized mega infinity. That would have the effect of letting our variables cross with Gods, and each others’ over a simple thread and in the end allow us to find our selves on the other side of a shared infinite eternal infinity which has all the infinite mentally emergent products of state available to us for exploration and enjoyment.

Could it be that all our “I”s will truly be saved and will be able to enjoy the fruits of eternity together thanks to God doing all that for us? Well, for those who choose to hope, feed their faith, and do their work of adding to that infinity in constructively valued ways, perhaps. Perhaps our “I”s will see such a place. That or all “this” is existential fun in infinity’s identity. Time will tell.


The tide is coming. I must build a castle to save me from its annihilating tsunamis of destruction.

My castle will have a fortress yard with high walls so I can play safely inside. Away from the ocean I will have a secure entrance to my yard so I can have guests and leave to visit others’ castles. I will have two tall watchtowers from whence I can see the approaching sea and run back to the safety of my yard should I need to. I will have a moat around my yard and my watchtowers to channel the sea around them when it attacks. I will have a strong tall wall on the other-side of my moat to better hold back the sea and protect my precious castle from its crushing waves.

I know the tide is coming. The sea may take away some of my castle but as long as my yard it safe, I am safe. I can retreat to my yard and rebuild what has been lost. To prepare for the tide I will push out from my moat walls and try to build more walls out front, towards the ocean, to channel the savage sea away from my precious little castle.

A guy I know has offered to help me by either building walls with me or staying in my castle and watching over it while I am gone building my walls. But he looks like a hippie and I don’t quite trust him to work that hard nor not steal from me. So I said thanks but no thanks to his offer. I’ll lock up my castle good and tight while I’m gone so nobody can get in except me. Besides, I need to focus on the sea’s looming attack, I can’t distract myself thinking that that guy is either stealing from me or slowing down my work.

I’ve spent much time now outside my castle building wall after wall after wall to fight back the coming deluge. When I tired of wall building I allowed myself to play a little bit and build things other than walls but not for too long because I know annihilation will attack. Many walls must be built to protect my home.

I am so utterly heartbroken. I had been gone from my castle for so long that when I returned I found its walls to be dry and collapsing. All the water within them had left and they had started to loss their form. My castle surely will no longer protect me from the annihilating tide. It is too weak an frail to do me any good.

The tide has not yet come. But I know it will. I now know that it has been no use building a castle for myself. I was unsure it would save me from the tide’s powerful destruction anyway and if no tide comes it will simply dry up and crumble. I’ve now grown comfortable living outside my castle walls anyway. This surely has been a waste of time; I don’t know why I didn’t see it sooner.

I think the best I can hope for is to consider the beach my new yard and play and build there until the tide comes to take me away. I’ve decided that rather than simply existing and fighting to live another day it’s much better to live my life with carefree play; not fearing the end and not fighting against the inevitable tide. Besides, I’ve built so many walls I look to have a pretty amazing maze to play in. It will surely be fun to explore.

But now I feel lonely. Maybe I can find that guy who offered to help me oh so long ago. He must still be around I would think. No tide ever came to wash us away so he, like me, must be on this beach… But what if he came out to check on me and he’s stuck in my maze!? If the tide doesn’t come surely the maze walls will crumble but I should be able to find him sooner if I start taking those walls down myself!

I am so absolutely lonesome. I’ve torn down all the walls of my maze but I have found nothing. There is now only but ruin in my life. No maze and no castle. And that guy I was looking for; I can’t find him anywhere. I am just going to lay down on this forsaken beach and cry until I die from the tide, the sun, or from utter loneliness. I just don’t want to be anymore. I just don’t want to exist. The sun is heating the sand out from under me, cooking my flesh. I don’t even think I’m on a beach any more. I must be in a desert. This must be what hell is like.

Guy: “Yo! Dude! Why are you just laying down on the hot sand getting burned man! Would you like me to teach you how to surf? Doing what you’re doing just seems like a huge waste of gloriously beautiful awesome waves!!!”
Me: (embarrassed) “I don’t know how to swim”.
Guy: “Dude my dad owns this life-jacket company I can totally hook you up with a free one. I mean surfing without one is way more fun but dude; you gotta get on a board; you’re totally missing out!!”
Me: “Really?”
Guy: “Ah yeah. Dude if you can’t swim I understand why you’re afraid of the ocean, it’s a huge mega beast that can swallow you up. But with a life-jacket you’re totally safe. You can go in without any fear at all and have the greatest time of your life!”
Me: “Aren’t life-jackets for kids?”
Guy: “Of course they are dude, and anybody who can’t swim. If you’re embarrassed and don’t want to wear one then learn how to swim. And after that learn how to dive so you can go really deep! Whatever your comfort with water though; the ocean is the place to be bro. The beach is just its front door. The ocean is your real home.”
Me: “But I’ve had friends die in the ocean.”
Guy: “Really!? How!?”
Me: “The tide. I saw it take them.”
Guy: “Oh that!? Dude don’t worry about those peeps man. I made sure they all had life-jackets before they came in.  Like you they got bored playing with sand castles and mazes. And now they all know how to surf too!”
Me: “Really?”
Guy: “For-sure bro. It’s what I do; once they get bored I give ’em a board. And a life-jacket if they need one. I told you how my dad owns this life-jacket company right? Well actually it’s a surf shop.  He loves the ocean and its waves so much he wants everyone to know how to at least surf. So they can come to love his ocean as much as he does.”
Me: “Wow that sounds great! But does that mean you guys stay out in the ocean all the time?”
Guy: “Oh, no way dude! We stay out lots but we come in lots too. You gotta come in and hang on the beach with your friends! Of course! We eat, and drink, wax our boards, and dance to music around the bonfire. You know; all that celebration of life stuff. We even make sandcastles and mazes like we all used to when we were kids! .. You know the secret to sandcastles is you have to use sand with just the right wetness. Then you can make truly amazing beautiful stuff. If it takes a while you need to douse it with water so you can keep working with it. But it eventually dries out on the inside no matter what. So yeah, as long as you know how to build something beautiful you can always rebuild it and perfect it. The key is you gotta know how to form the sand in the first place. To get your ideas into the sand…”
Me: “Wait; You came on to the beach lots!? When!? I never saw you!”
Guy: “Dude you’re trippen. Remember when I told you I could help you build your sandcastle? And then one time I think you were playing in your maze cause I couldn’t find you. And Dude, I’m on the beach talking to you right now bro. You’re funny. Anyway, just so you know, I think those friends of yours, that you’ve been missing, are over there hanging out around the bonfire. They told me all about you. You sound like a pretty cool guy. I’m glad I can finally met you! Hey, surf’s gonna be up soon bro. I know you’re just gonna love high tide!