November 19, 2007

Infinity and Emotions……..need of a unit of emotions

The topic might look a bit stupid but that’s how emotions are. I was having a discussion with someone regarding emotions and the level of emotions and then during my way back home from my office I was thinking whether emotions do have some quantified value or not, whether their is something you can call infinite love or hatred etc.

Most of the people say love cannot be quantified cannot be compared or put to some axiomatic statement or love is blind(bla bla bla…) But when you look at your life you find  different levels of affection or hatred for different people like you love A more than B or hate C more than D etc and also if you think  you love something more than any thing and at then you say that your love something is infinite it’s again look illogical because that thing which you love more than any thing is actually your absolute reference  of love(similar is the case with other emotions such as hatred,anger etc) such as light for many physicists is absolute reference(and even speed of light has a value i.e. 3 x 10^8 m/s and now people are talking about FTL phenomenon)  means emotions must have some unit direct or indirect for e.g. love may have some relationship with the your brain cells and in the example if you love A more then B means if your love count for B is X number of brain cells utilized for the love portion then for A it must be X+1 or X+ Y depends on how much you love A more than B and similar is the case with comparing two different emotions about a person for e.g. if you hate someone means your hate units for that person have out-numbered your love units for that person and also if you hate C more than D means you have some love portion for C which is more than your love portion for D.

So from the above argument it is proved that emotions are quantifiable and there is a need to develop a unit for emotions.

And perhaps the concept of “infinite emotions” will become obsolete.

Basically the discussion started when I was having my finance class and there was an issue of amortizing the goodwill of a company and the teacher said “there are few analysts who think we cannot have an accurate measure of the worth of goodwill as is the case with emotions because we don’t have a measurable unit to exchange(and to me it looked unusual)”.



  1. Heheh. Nice one. But I doubt that people around us – the people that we love and hate will appreciate the concept. You’re talking about taking jealousy to a whole new level – a quantifiable level! 😉

    Comment by Absar — November 19, 2007 @ 9:55 pm

  2. yep!
    10 units of jealousy 😉

    Comment by SyedFaisal — November 20, 2007 @ 11:17 am

  3. An interesting read Faisal..

    Comment by lubna — November 21, 2007 @ 5:33 pm

  4. @lubna

    so if u think ur feelings are hurt by some silly question…then u can think of some good moments or some
    moments of proud feeling to ‘reimburse’ ur emotional account.

    Comment by syedfaisal — November 21, 2007 @ 6:39 pm

  5. A different approach faisal, but very true indeed !

    Comment by Meesam — November 23, 2007 @ 2:55 pm

  6. Either there is love, or there is no love. I believe love is an impulse function. Quantizing love is not possible. I can explain why.

    Let me agree with you hypothesis that love is finite. Amplitude of love divided with n quantum levels give you the amplitude m of a single unit of love. Now n must approach to infinity, since there are so many people and everyone of them must be at a different level of love.

    This gives us m = A(love)/n where n -> infinity

    Now if A(love) is a constant, that means m approaches 1/n, and so we can conclude that

    m -> 0

    If m approaches 0, that means that all the quantum units added will give you the result 0 no matter what.

    Therefore, if A(love) = constant, then there is no love.
    And if A(love) = impulse function, then m cannot be quantified, since infinity/infinity cannot be a real number.

    Like I said, either there is love, or there is no love.


    (Your blog is cool)

    Comment by stinger — November 23, 2007 @ 8:12 pm

  7. Your blog needs an “About” page.

    Comment by stinger — November 23, 2007 @ 8:16 pm

  8. @stinger

    “Your blog is cool”
    thanx man!

    hmmm… pretty interesting logic but the thing is that you are taking love for A as “A is the source of Love” but thing I am saying is that the person who loves A is the source of Love and he has a quantified amount of love portion in his life which is distributed among many people.
    Now that love is either with some specific people or its people in general or some specific class or group people in any case your love will vary for different people or groups of people and I am trying to find the unit which can tell us “how much you love with a person and how much you hate that person”.
    Yes, few things are impulsive and at some point of time you think you love a person more than any thing and in that case the “speed of light example is used” and also if some quantity looks infinite then we can use “renormalization” as well.

    Comment by SyedFaisal — November 24, 2007 @ 2:29 pm

  9. @meesam

    I hope people will understand this 🙂

    Comment by SyedFaisal — November 24, 2007 @ 2:30 pm

  10. You might like the discussions about infinite love, etc. at
    I esp. recommend this one

    Love is like the ocean. I recommend you visit often… jump in… splash about… and surf in its waves, but don’t try to bottle it up and take it home. You can “receive” and even use the power of the ocean, but you can’t take it. If a bottle of sea water is a poor substitute for the ocean, likewise bottled up love is a poor substitute for the sense of infinite love that is available to everyone that is willing to just dive in. Like the ocean, love’s waves move further than you can see and deeper than you can dive.

    How do you try to bottle up love? Do you hoard? Exclude others? Deny? Punish? Love can be the greatest when you’re inclined to resist it. When you think it is unsafe to love is exactly when you should…

    What if your sense of justice was inspired by love instead of fear?

    This quote by Jose Ortega y Gasset speaks about love, morality and instincts. Our instincts give us a sense of survival. Survival is not love. Morality gives us a sense of righteousness. Righteousness is not love and is often used as an excuse to forget to love.

    Your sense of “get” is an illusion that diminishes your sense of love… eliminate the “get” and you’ll experience infinite love.

    Some say love is a process of forgive and forget. Consider instead that love is for-giving and not for-getting. If you’re in a relationship that needs more love, take a look at what there is to say or do for-giving to the other and what is there that is for-getting love?

    Your sense of “for get” is not about how you got hurt… it is about the hurt that caused you to forget how to love. Reduce the thoughts you have “for getting” love and you’ll experience more love.
    Love can not be confined, defined, or denied. It is always, forever and everywhere.

    Love is infinite. Love is courageous. Love is for giving.

    Your birthright is only to enjoy it.

    Comment by chad steele — February 1, 2010 @ 10:17 pm

  11. @chad

    interesting view point 🙂
    welcome to the blog

    Comment by faisal — February 2, 2010 @ 2:05 am

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