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the Value is the word prescribed to the relationship between object and subject. This is my subjective view of value, a somewhat extrinsic one, but not entirely. Value requires an object to exist, and a subject to give it value. Intrinsic value is real, but has no meaning, as it is identical in quantity and quality in and out of all things at all times.

So value is the relationship between the object and subject. The subject can determine some kind of affection that the object has on the subject, which varies only subject to subject, and force behind the value is determined by how the object may change the composition of the subject. This does not mean that subject is the sole determinant in how the object affects, for the current composition of the subject is both undetermined by the subject and determines how a subject may be affected by a particular object.

No object is free from subjection, even by the blind subject. Objects, save those which are imaginary, have the capacity to affect the subject in every way. The way, the senses, which objects may have an impact on subjects is determined by the essence of the object. The sun may impact a subject with its light or heat, the way it cooks up the ground to smell, the way it stirs the wind to blow into our ears.

The composition of the subject changes faster than the subject can know. When the subject encounters an object, its composition will either mix well or clash with the object, entirely depending on the composition (or the elasticity of the composition) of the subject. When the subject sees jumper cables, his composition determines the value he places on them. If this composition is that of one who needs jumper cables to start a car, he may be satisfied, and the value relationship between the two is positive. If he is reminded of a particularly gruesome torture scene from a film, one involving jumper cables like the ones in front of him, he may have feelings of disgust, and therefore the value relationship is (temporarily) negative.

This negative and positive value, which changes in degrees subject to subject, is simply how the subject has valued. If the object is empowering, satisfying, pleasant, it would be positive. If it is saddening, crippling, melancholy, it would be negative.

With these criteria in place, I need to think about mirrors.

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