Expansion and contraction. Philosophy versus science. Testing versus having faith. Empirical evidence versus belief. Having a sober view of reality. Cautious optimism. Conservative risk taking. Small gambles. Betting on sure things. Testing faith. Faith grounded in real experience. Cynical believers. Good business sense. Intuitive business sense. Global businesses. Blind ambition. Material philosophies. Luck in business. Luck in material matters. Luck through hard work. Luck through commitment and discipline. Wide scale regulation. Keeping the big picture in check. Overly conservative and cautious. Excess seriousness. Exaggerating the facts. Exaggerating the seriousness of a matter. Making your responsibilities seem more serious than they really are. Excess dourness. Over-confident about the nature of “reality.” Feeling that it’s your responsibility to influence situations abroad. Having a limited world view. How far can you expand? What are the limits of your reality? What is the limit of your influence? How far will you let yourself go before pulling back? Where is the edge of your world? How do you hold yourself back through pessimism and negativity? How can overconfidence and foolhardiness trip you up?
Magnifying the minute. Expanding the details. Taking one example and making it representative of the whole lot. Conservative morals. People who take world issues seriously. People who take on the responsibilities of a world citizen. Feeling responsible for everyone. Taking on the world’s concerns. Feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders. Wanting to expand your authority. Spreading your authority. Spreading your rules. Wanting to maximize your influence. Taking over through rules and regulations. Maximizing return on investment. The possibility of being enormously materialistic. Excessively stuck in the mundane world. The possibility of having a wide open mind when it comes to material reality. Having a philosophical stance on materialism. Having faith in the real world. Using your intuition in practical ways. Having a grounded life philosophy. Faith and reality hand in hand. Being realistic about your options. Expanding within the existing limits. Reaching out despite your limitations. Going for the gold, after the required training. Using discipline to reach outward. Expanding the limits of your personal reality. Having an optimistic view of time. Feeling that time is on your side.
Being lax with the rules. Feeling that the rules don’t apply to you though they may apply to others. Ambassadors. Cultural ambassadors. Goodwill ambassadors. Serious religious studies. Interest in religious law. Fundamentalists. The burden of religion. Educators. People who can make philosophies and abstract concepts real. Feeling that educating people is your duty.
Manic depression. Huge, overblown depression. Optimism and negativity side by side. Overestimating yourself and then underestimating yourself. Professing faith while remaining skeptical. Intuition backed by facts. Blocking your intuition. Reluctance to have faith. Reluctance to believe in anything that isn’t “real.” Optimism one moment and despair the next. Conceit mixed with self-denial. Arrogance mixed with lack of self-confidence. Dry sense of humor. Having the philosophy that less is more.