Asking about Growth and Decay, by david jarvis may 2022.

Why do i put a donation section on nearly every page of the website?

Growth and Decay have much relevance to that question, and scriptural study can enlighten us about the concepts of righteous growth and contrast with immoral decay.

Consideration for donations is an interesting topic. One perception of society is that seeking donations from others is the quickest way to never get any donations! Another perception in society is that if you ask you will receive. Both those are reality, optimisation is of course the reality of our lifestyles.

“NWT, James 4:3
When you do ask, you do not receive because you are asking for a wrong purpose, so that you may spend it on your fleshly desires.”

“New International Version, James 4:3
When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.”

“NWT Matthew 7:8
for everyone asking receives, and everyone seeking finds, and to everyone knocking, it will be opened.”

“NIV, Matthew 7:8
For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”

Don’t be always asking for help, or you’ll look too needy. Don’t always be offering to help, or others will rely upon you too much. Don’t be totally silent when you are struggling. A series of “don’t”‘s for you to optimise analysis.

Do be sometimes asking for help, it’s ok. Do be sometimes offering help, when others rely upon us. Do be vocal when you are struggling.

Rainbow Pathways, by david jarvis 2022.

Optimisation yet again. The pathway is not black or white, it is multi coloured, a rainbow spectrum of possibilities and probabilities that we navigate our way forward through.

Are you a person whom thinks “I worked very hard to get where I am, so I’m going to never give anyone else anything whatsoever, because that makes them work hard, and since I had to, so can they.”?

Fair enough, maybe a touch hard though. Do you care to donate?

Are you a person whom thinks “I wish someone else had helped me sometimes, just a little bit. I struggle with day to day living and couldn’t even afford quality food and housing or medicine for my child whom has health issues that I cannot get quality health care for.”?

Fair enough, maybe a touch soft though. Why’d you have a kid if you’re too poor to raise them healthily? Maybe something changed along the way, maybe they were born with a genetic issue that is very costly, but others choose to not recognise that. It takes a village to raise a child.

Are you a person whom thinks “I hate you all, no body ever gave me a thing that I didn’t take by force from them, and so I am going to lie, steal and assault to get ahead and hide my criminal lifestyle and keep my honour with only those people who are part of my crew.”?

No, not fair enough, you’re a criminal. You’ve let the harshness of life make you bitter and “hard”, but really you are projecting hardness when you are actually too soft to function within the laws of the land. You are a rebel and that has some value, but being a criminal isn’t valuable, or cool, or awe inspiring, instead it is harmful, violent, uncaring, beligerant, angry and upsetting to those around you.

“NWT 2 Timothy 3:2
For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, disloyal,”

“Young’s Literal Translation 2 Timothy 3:2
for men shall be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, evil-speakers, to parents disobedient, unthankful, unkind,”

War and Peace. When peace and politics is gone then the gap is filled by war and violence.

But it takes at least two parties to fight, to argue. If the other party refuses to fight, avoids the fight, what you gonna do? Are you going to buckle up and just keep doing your own thing, being righteous, contributing beneficially? You going to spend your money on alcohol and drugs and party hard and get unrestrained and belittle those whom seem to be in control all the time? When you drink and are uninhibited, what comes out of you? Do you like that?

Are you going to resent the people who seem to have more than yourself? Do you realise the challenges of the wealthy? The vast majority of them were not given that wealth, they earned it. They sometimes did benefit from realising an opportunity in their environment, but they suffered losses too and aimed to correct their errors or losses. They hung onto the dollars they could, they made good choices about investments, they sacrificed time and resources into projects that created wealth, and they kept doing that for so long, that they became wealthy.

You looking for a quick dollar mate? So you can get to the pub and buy a coldie and forget your woes? Maybe you wanna steal that xbox to hock it at cash convertors to then buy a hit of meth?

concentrated woman smoking cigarette in dark room
The dangers of substance abuse : Photo by Skylar Kang on Pexels.com

Do you hate the one who actually has given you a job? Are they not paying you enough? Are they treating you well, or poorly? Do you speak directly to them about the issues? Do they listen when you speak up? Can you create any wealth of your own accord?

Where is your spirit? The quicker you earn the money, the less value it has to yourself! That’s biblical baby, pure Truth of the Word.

“Berean Study Bible, Proverbs 13:11
Dishonest wealth will dwindle, but what is earned through hard work will be multiplied.”

“NASB 1995, Proverbs 13:11
Wealth obtained by fraud dwindles, But the one who gathers by labor increases it.”

“NWT Proverbs 13:11
Wealth quickly gained will dwindle, But the wealth of the one who gathers it little by little will increase.”

Have a look at the exponential curve, it starts off slowly, but when it gathers momentum, man it rises sharply. Are you a linear kind of person, or exponential? Maybe you understand geometrical growth.

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Bacterial growth in a medium : Photo by Edward Jenner on Pexels.com

You wanna go viral? Get the environment right first of all, virus and bacteria need, truly need the right environmental conditions for growth, if it’s too cold, they won’t grow fast and might just die out. If the environment is too hot, same deal, boom to bust. What is the ideal and optimal environment for the virus or bacteria to grow fastest – longest – forever? What is the energy or food source for the virus/bacteria? What are your end game conditions? Do you want to boom then sell up and start something new? Do you want a steady income for your whole life? What is the aim of this project – when is the project actually successfully completed?

Have you studied exponential growth and decay? Do you know the formulaes?

https://www.haesemathematics.com/media/W1siZiIsIjIwMTUvMDMvMTgvNGY1cnU0ZjlsaF9hdXMxMF9od18xOS5wZGYiXV0/aus10_hw_19.pdf?sha=30704fa6f4dd9196

f(x) = ka^n, reads as, function of x equals k times a to the power of n.

f(x) = ka^(-x), reads as, function of x equals k multiplied by a raised to the power of negative x.

P(t) = P(0).e^(kt)

Population at time “t” = Initial Population multiplied by e^(kt), where k= what does it equal? u gonna look it up for yourself or need me to silver spoon feed you?

If k is negative, what happens, if k is massive and positive what happens? if k is between zero and 1, what happens? If k is precisely zero, what happens?

Now go study, I got some weeds to rip out, it’s been raining overnight so the soil is softer and heavier.

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