a perfect human
In terms of math and physics, efficiency of a machine is the quotient of dividing the output over the input. Where the closer the number (quotient) gets to 1, the more efficient the machine; in other words, a machine that has an efficiency factor of 1 (practically doesn't exist) is a perfect machine. The reason such perfect machine doesn't exist is due to other factors (friction, energy transformation into heat, etc.) that always work to reduce the efficiency.
Do you think that the same concept can be applied to humans? Can the efficiency of a human be calculated? We said that there are three major factors: input, output and drawbacks. Let's postulate some points in order to apply the same concept on humans. We, first, have to determine what these factors define in human life. Input: the chances a human has through his life; output: what s/he accomplishes, and how s/he makes use of the chances available; factors reducing efficiency: inappropriate education, insufficient time, and money.
My parents weren't the perfect couple. There were always fights and long nights of crying and screaming. Sometimes mom just travel in the middle of something big like our school exams or something and then me and my brothers have to go along with it and do everything in the house from cooking to washing and cleaning. It ended up with a divorce, at least for my parents. However, for me, it all started there.
After the divorce Mom moved on to live in a different government. So now my school, my father, and my mother each exists in a different city. Every week I go across the country traveling between the three places. At first, I felt like I am lost in the Bermuda triangle, didn't expect that I will find my true self there.
Middle-class people are the luckiest among all classes, they represent the interface between all different layers of community. I was lucky enough to be part of middle-class people. In my transportation most of the time I would use the train, with its different classes. And that gave me a chance to examine the different nature of human character.
I have engaged in many conversations with people I have never seen before. I have literally talked with every single class of the community, educated or not, poor and rich. The Two and half hour talking to someone that you don't know anything about and you will never see again, which made these conversations unique. People were never afraid of telling the truth and didn't try to hide anything.
One of the conversations that really came to my interest started with a cigarette. I was taking a late midnight classic train. On a classic train you don't expect the travelers to be wearing suits or anything fancy, this is the laborers train. Three People - they don't know each other - started a conversation when one of them wanted to light a cigarette. The other two men who look older, told him to throw that cigarette away. At first, it was strange, the two men started telling the cigarette man about their experience, about different drags they took. A very long list of tablets, powders, and drug injections. They were telling the young man how cruel this road can be and that in order to protect his family and beloved ones he should never take that road.
I was sitting there thinking: this is the part of the community we consider contagious! These men were trying to help, even after a long day of work, in the middle of the night, on a train. These conversations opened my mind to the truth, that the humans are all the same at the core, but the environment they live in is what dampen their spirits. You can't judge someone because of the way he looks, how much money he has, or even his education. Does a man starting the graph of life from zero make him less than another how already has a big positive y intercept? Absolutely not, maybe the one started from zero is actually growing exponentially while the other has a slope of zero. I have met a lot of uneducated people and all of them always talked about their unstoppable thinking of educating their children, what ever it costed them.