Life is much like the readings off an ECG (Electrocardiograph) machine or visual unit. There are peaks and spikes either below or above the ‘zero’ level.
The peaks are periods of activity which are either positive (above the zero) or negative (below the zero). These activities could either be proactive (when they emanate from the subject) or reactive (when the subject reacts to activities emanating from someone or somewhere else). There are also Plateaus which may be short or sustained, and finally the Rest which may happen while life subsists or when it has stopped.
The positive spikes are those periods that bring us (and those around us) great joy and happiness. It follows our achievements (deserving and undeserving) as well as good things happening to people around us and our immediate and sometimes remote environments.
Negative spikes are also periods of excitement howbeit contrary and adverse. We think we see more of those days even though the truth in most cases is that we actually see less of them than the good, unfortunately we tend to remember ‘hurt’ far more.
Between these spikes are the plateaus that may go either way and suggests a sustained level of excitement while dealing with the object in question either for joy or sadness. Our response at this stage will determine whether that’ll give way to a positive spike or a negative.
In between the excitable points come regions of rest, where absolutely nothing appears to be happening in the individual’s life. When life has become a routine, so routine it leaves no marks on the graph.
There is a final rest though, that from which no other spike is seen. At this point only memories of events at the excitable points are remembered.