Measure and extreme

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The measure is a quantity expressed as a natural feeling or a mathematical number.

The extreme is the maximum/positive or minimum/negative limit of a measure.

The ideal and the equilibrium (balance) are a kind of "golden mean" between two extremes. In mathematics, it is zero.

Examples of life and tech
Solution Often, the best answer between two extremes "yes" and "no" is "do not know". Revision of a dogma is a searching for truth.
Action The action should be accompanied by an equivalent counteraction, which produces a balanced interaction.
Yin and yang A wild passion and a wise volition have to complement each other. The love is blind, and the dispassionate mind is dead.
Chaos and order The chaos gives a freedom, which is restrained by a perfect order. The vortex combines the order and the chaos in a free medium reasonably. The annular vortex is not a source or a sink, but a balanced circulation. This could be anything, a galaxy center, a star, a planet, or a human essence, around which the life revolves. The free choice of distances allows to avoid the conflicts and to reach the harmony.
Good and evil The poles of the good and the evil arise in the unbalance, when the good is collected in a sink, violating the balance (circulation) and producing the evil inevitably. The things, which are good on the one side, could be bad on the other side. The global good is the balance and harmony.

The typical examples of a "good": an interest on loan, a land lease, a slavery, a theft and a violence.
The typical religious worldview: God gives the good, but the Devil takes it away.

Idealism and materialism The golden mean between two philosophical extremes is the Middle Way.
Accounting Equality of debits and credits, assets and liabilities with equity.
Price Often, the buyer wants to get anything for free, and the seller wants to sell it as expensive as possible. The true price is in the middle.
Consumption The consumer wishes abundance. The production has a limited capacity. There is a reasonable norm of consumption.
Production and ecology The deviation from the norm should not exceed the tolerance.
Metrology Error should be minimal.
Automatic regulation Error tends to zero.

The norm (ideal) of a measure is determined by the certain natural or artificial laws. The numerical deviation from the norm obeys often to a normal distribution (Gaussian).

The oscillations of a measure around the equilibrium point (the balance, the norm) from one extreme to another occur in a case of the long-term energy redistribution. Examples:

  • Pendulum.
  • The periodic meetings of people, which are not in the close relationships.
  • The sexual intercourse of mammals and humans, unlike the lower animals, includes an oscillating motion. The intimate relationship, which consists of just a sex, is not normal for humans.
  • The cyclical change in the fashion and in the decorative design. The new products support the continuous production and the consumption (see “Capitalism”). The special industry swings this "pendulum".
  • The society is wandering between a freedom and a dictatorship. When the free people are not decent enough, then a resulting social chaos leads to the establishing a global order (dictatorship). The ignorance and evil of a dictator leads back to the freedom, and so on until all the people balance their relationships.

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