Bereitschaftsbeitrag

Zur Front

8. Juni 2017

Some statistics on character formation

This is actually more interesting than I had thought.

Release year of my favourite films from No 31 to No 100 ordered by decades.

1936 1941 1954 1968 1979 1988 1997 2007 2010
1935 1944 1950 1969 1972 1989 1998 2004 2011
     1946 1958 1969 1973 1985 1993 2003
          1955 1960 1970 1984 1990 2005
          1956 1966 1972 1988

          1956 1965 1973 1989
          1951 1965 1979 1984
          1955 1968 1977 1986
          1958 1960 1976 1982
               1966 1978 1985

               1967 1979 1986
               1962 1974
               1967 1973
               1961 1975
               1964 1979

               1968 1979
                    1975
                    1976
                    1975


More or less a bell curve around November 24, 1973 (reasonably close to my birthdate), with a standard deviation of 17 years and 34 days, which is reasonably close to the age of consent.

Release year of my favourite films from No 1 to No 30 ordered by decades.

1959 1961 1979 1984 1996 2005
     1962 1974 1983 1993 2004
          1972 1985      2001
          1977 1984      2001
          1971 1985      2004

               1984      2008
               1982
               1984
               1982
               1986

               1986
               1986
               1985
               1987


The expected value here is July 2, 1985, but the curve is obviously no bell curve, but has two maxima around my 10th and 30th birthday.

Conclusions.

There seems to be a difference in nature between conscious and unconscious character formation. Whereas conscious character formation occurs at times in our lives when we have the time and the drive to work on ourselves and search the world for themes of interest, unconscious character formation occurs through the ongoing exposure to the themes of their time, with a rather interesting maximal influence of the themes of the time of our birth on us and the bulk of all influences coming from within a span of +/- 17 years from it.

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