Saturday, July 01, 2006

Chasing the dreams...

In my last post, I had used a simple graph to show that you can only be in love with one person which most likely is not one of the people we constantly dream about, but that does not mean that you can never chase after your dreams. Our dreams are easily attainable since the demand changes according to each of our preference but the supply remains the same.

What would increase or decrease supply? The death or coming of age of individuals who fit in the supply side. What would increase/decrease our demand? As stated before, the demand is simply our preferences. Depending on our needs our demand changes. For instance, depending on what type of relationship you are looking for your preferences will change. There maybe someone you would never marry in a hundred thousand years, but that same person you may date short term just to have someone and rid yourself of a lonely feeling. The preferences for a short term relationship are more lax then a long term. The long term has more traits besides good looks, outgoing personality, and lots of money. While on short term relationships, we tend to move towards those superficial traits enveloping ourselves with someone who gives us small satisfaction for the brief amount of time. The equilibrium point of self worth is at a different amount from short term to long term because the supply stays the same and the demand shifted to the right or the left as shown on the graph on the right which has a surprise link to its initial webpage.

So now we have decided, we can not have two loves, but we can have many relationships depending on our preferences at the time. Next, who knows... perhaps anonymous bloggers and the bloggers who love them...

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Fascinating series, a welcome change from the usual "I LOVE JIM WEBB OMG I AM SUPER DUPER AMAZING POLITICS MAN!! FEAR MY KEYBOARD!!!"

The graph link though... sexonomics? Wow, economics can go into any subject matter!

Rejection can change our individual graphs too on the supply and demand sides, because they change our preferences, and they change our supply. (The economics of rejection?)

It would probably mess around with one's self-worth equilibriuim point, making it drop for a while and then go back up to it's orginal value. Hmm.. my phone is ringing, but this will certainly be something to ponder this weekend. I'm looking forward to the next part- perhaps I should foward this series to the blogger who likes the anonymous blogger in question? :)