Maths problem : A Trouble shared is a trouble halved.

A trouble shared is a trouble halved.

The problem : There is a vast difference between the owner of the trouble and the recipient of the trouble through the sharing process.
The owner of the trouble can feel a big relief through sharing – 50%
But the receiver of the trouble share does not take on the equal weight of the trouble.

Let me explain.

For the trouble owner :
I have assumed all troubles are equal
One trouble is defined as big enough to cause problems with day to day living
For the purposes of calculation :The maximum is ten troubles .
Problems deteriorate over time.
One trouble disappearing every ten days.

For the trouble received in sharing :

For every trouble received through sharing the recipient takes on an effective value of 10% of one trouble.

The received trouble expires after 1 days.

Thus, you are able to take on 100 of other people’s troubles before reaching capacity.
Your trouble capacity also reduces more quickly over time.

While the trouble owner (TO) a trouble is halved in sharing.

For the trouble receiver they only received 10% of the value of one trouble.

If I had one trouble, and someone told me their trouble,
I would only have 1.1 troubles.
Nowhere near trouble capacity.

So,more accurately ,when troubles are shared :
One trouble becomes 50% in the trouble giver
10% in the trouble receiver.

To update the well known phrase :

For every trouble shared 40% of the trouble goes missing.

So between trouble share and trouble receiver – where does the missing amount of trouble go?

Have I discovered dark matter?

Does dark matter consist of  the troubles that go missing when shared?

Or perhaps it isn’t dark matter after all.

Perhaps It just doesn’t matter.


Now don’t spoil it by arguing about individual trouble variance.

That always happens.

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