To Quill the Mocking World

The Equation of Life

By Anchita Bubna

(5 min read)

Saturday, 01 October 2016

From the Diaries of a Pretty Nerd…………..


The Equation of Life


Dear God,

You engineered the complex function called `Life’.

Beg, you explain me what’s the algorithmic logic behind creating the male- female, quadratic equation. Couldn’t we do better with a linear simple equation?  The current hypothesis accepted globally is XX (Female) → dependent variable & XY (Male) → independent variable.

However, the subtle humour being enjoyed here is that no further `independent’ variables can come into being without the ‘dependent’. In fact SHE is the function which places the `independent’ into the function of life. What is the true hypothesis then?

Is the hypothesis that XX is dependent and XY independent false? Is XX the true independent? Are both XX and XY independent? Or are both dependent?

It is such a complex function to decipher. Why did you not make life a straight line with one single linear function? O’ God, what is need for two complicated variables in this world?

I kept thinking….

Perhaps mathematics is the true God. I quickly remembered, a single line, linear function has no beginning or ending. The second variable, perhaps, brings the line (`LIFE’) to a full `circle’. `IT’ completes `IT’.

X &Y then I believe are interdependent yet independent variables. They can definitely exist without each other. But in order to bring completion and meaning to the `life function’, they are interdependent on each other.

If only we, lesser mortals, could understand your theory. This war between patriarchy and feminism are both over rated and misfits. Neither of it is true. The only standing complex hypothesis, which God time and again proved is that →

f(x,y) → equation life, where x and y are both independent, yet f depends on both equally.


(Image credits: Budweiser)

Anchita is a guest author at Soulgasm.

(Click here to read our first book “Mirrored Spaces” : A poetry and art anthology in English and Hindi with contributions from 22 artists)

2 comments on “The Equation of Life

  1. Shantanu Jain
    October 1, 2016

    That’s a nice one! 🙂


  2. Priyanshi Mathur
    October 2, 2016

    Food for thought! Nicely articulated!


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