Waste

Each of the six resources can be wasted. The six resource types are the categories of things that can be wasted.

Resources

Who – people – subject, actor
What – material – object of an action
How – energy – action
When – time
Where – space – relationship
Why – information – emotion

The Alternatives grid describes the ways that things can be wasted.

Directions

+ More, new, increase
– less, opposite
≠ Other
= Same, keep, stable
→ become, stabilize
~ fluctuate, return

Scales

1 single, one, unique, only, exclusive.
÷ partial, some, division
× multiple, duplicate
∀ any, options
Σ all, every
0 none, never

Waste is an excess of something. Combine the Resources with the Directions, then with the Scales, then combine all three.

Example people.

Directions

+ Too many people
– too few people
≠ Wrong people
= Too similar people
→ becomes wasted people in various ways
~ inconsistent people

Scales

1 too unique people, too exclusive people,
÷ people are too divided, incomplete people / lack of focus
× too many people, duplication, too much people / lesser person is sufficient
∀ too many choices of people
Σ too inclusive of people
0 never people / need something other than people

Directions + Scales

+1 People are too unique, people are too exclusive, only people are too much
-1 People are not unique enough, too little exclusivity of people, only people are too little
≠1 Wrong people are unique, people are wrong type of unique, wrong people are exclusive, people are wrong type of exclusive
=1 People are to precise in uniqueness, people are too precise in exclusivity
→1 People become too unique, People become too exclusive
~1 People are uniquely too inconsistent, unique people are too inconsistent, only people are too inconsistent, people are inconsistently exclusive

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