"C'est le temps que tu as perdu pour ta rose qui fait ta rose si importante." Le Petit Prince
An inverse relationship is one between two numbers in which an increase in the value of one number results in a decrease in the value of the other number. Value is an absolute, not a subjective description.
Examples from different fields and disciplines
Bond price and bond yield (Ask any economist.)
Volume and pressure (Ask Professor Boyles.)
Cost of the wedding and length of the marriage (Ask the Emory University economists.)
Kitchen bells and whistles and amount of cooking done (Don’t ask because I won’t tell.)
Ok. This last one is more my observation than a law of physics or economics. But it’s more common than you’d think. When complimented on her fabulous professional kitchen, the owner breezily said. “Oh, I don’t cook. It’s just for resale.”
So maybe switch the inverse and have your possessions match the way you live, work and play. That would be a direct relationship. And it would make much more sense than the inverse. But what if you took it one step further and had the activity increase as the stuff decreased? What if you turned the inverse on its head?
So much yoga, so few pants. So many meals, so little equipment. So many dinner parties, so little china. So many outings, so few outfits. So much fun, so few toys. You get the idea. Less stuff. More living.
Think of it as being the ultimate good steward of your things. Use them. Enjoy them. Care for them. Share them. The ones you love that are mostly moribund should be revived. If resuscitation fails, put them to rest. And the ones that you’ve always hated…off with their heads!
Fewer things, better things. Limited choices, endless possibilities.