The Principle of Intensity

If you fill your bathtub half full with water at 40° C and then after a moment’s hesitation fill it completely, the temperature does not increase to 80°. Forty plus forty is eighty, but because temperature is an intensity, more water of 40° C does not increase the temperature. The rule of addition does not apply. One person in a room is suffering from a toothache of a certain intensity. Then another person enters the room with the same kind of suffering. This does not automatically double the felt intensity of any suffering.

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Burning Depression Dition 

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