Element – Advanced

Each Defined by Other Two
Elements, relationships and proximities are woven together. In a sense, each is defined by the other two, and all three relate to situations. Taking each in turn: Elements are defined by their relationships in the proximity of a situation. Relationships are any kind of association or connection between elements in the proximity of a situation. The proximity consists of elements related or potentially related to a situation, in physical, mental and other ways.

Each Can Be Each Other
An odd and useful characteristic of elementsrelationships and proximities is that they can each be each other. We might call it a kind of equivalence. You can consider a proximity to be an element and also a relationship. You can consider an element to be a proximity and also a relationship. You can consider a relationship to be a proximity and also an element. Perhaps the oddest one is a relationship being a proximity. An example of this equivalence property being useful is the value of substituting one for another, allowing you to group/ungroup (a ProxPattern) and also perhaps consider different points of view (ProxSets).

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