## Sunday, March 27, 2011

### The Power of One

I don't know if any of you ever watched that in Jr. High/High School or if they still show it, but I thought it was not really beneficial. Call me a critic or cynical, but I was unimpressed.
I have come to learn though that the power of one is interesting.
In math the power of one is the original number itself. Something rather insignificant to most people. But actually the math in powers is interesting. You are looking for sets.
3^2=9
Why?
{ (1,1), (1,2), (1,3), (2,1), (2,2), (2,3), (3,1), (3,2), (3,3) }
What the property really says is that there are 9 sets of two numbers in the tuple set,
10^1=10
Again
{ (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10) }
There are 10 sets of 1 number
The power of one lays the basis for all further math of exponentials to build on.
I am amazed at the power of one, because as you can clearly see it it not merely the number itself. It is a set of individual numbers that make the whole.
Often people do nothing because one person cannot make a difference.
People who say that have never tried.
One person can make all the difference in the world.
Most of the times that I count as defining moments in my life are on a one to one basis. It is where we reach out and touch one person. The desire to effect more than one person is great as long as it does not diminish our ability to reach out and serve the one person in the meantime.
One nice thing for someone will always find it's way to someone else. So from all the people that I have touched to all of those who have touched me they say thank you.
I thought that you should know that truth about the power of one.