## Golden Ratio = Mind Blown!

When I learned about this math ratio, it

changed my life. Okay, so I’m going to explain in this video a math and design

phenomena called the Golden Ratio. It’s also referred to as “Phi.” So what is the

Golden Ratio? Well, to help explain it, I’m going to put out the sequence of numbers

called the Fibonacci sequence, which is really just the Golden Ratio in a

sequenced, numeric form. Now to arrive at this Golden Ratio sequence of numbers,

we just need to follow a basic math formula. And I’m not a math person, so

we’re just going to keep this very simple. Okay, so you just start with 0+1=1. And now to get to the next number in the sequence, you take the

sum of that simple equation and add it to the last number in the equation. So 1+1=2 and then 1+2=3. And it’s

around this point that the ratio actually starts showing up. As we

continue to do this formula, we start arriving at a set of numbers: 2, 3, 5, 8…

and you see what we’re doing– we’re adding the sum of the equation to the

last number in the equation, and we arrive at this sequence of numbers.

It’s interesting that this sequence and ratio actually remains consistent no

matter how long you follow this mathematical formula. And so this

sequence continues to expand outward around the rate and the ratio of 1 to

1.6. Now to help give you an idea of what a 1 to 1.6 ratio is compare it to a 1 to 1

ratio so to make a 1 to 1.6 ratio, you just envision a little more than half of the

initial line added to the line of the other side. Alright so this ratio 1 to 1.6 This is the ratio that’s called

the Golden Ratio a 1 to 1.6 ratio. So this is what the Golden Ratio looks like as a

rectangle 1 to 1.6. And if we were to start making incremental Golden Ratio points

within that, we can get an idea of what a spiral looks like when it expands

outward at the same measured sequence. Now this is all well and good, but what

does that have to do with everyday life? Well, a lot actually. And that’s because

when we look to nature, we see that so many things flourish when they go to the

golden ratio design and when they follow this sequence. Growing and expanding to

the rate of the golden ratio spiral allows the maximum amount of rain to be

directed down to the roots of many plants. And remarkably when you study

nature, you see the golden Fibonacci numbers like 3, 5, 8, 13, all of that again

and again in the seed patterns and spirals of plants, as well as in the number of

petals. Next time you’re bored and have a

sunflower, try counting the number of seeds in the sunflower spiral– the Golden

Ratio! Or maybe try something else with a spiral, like a pinecone or pineapple. So

we can spend all day counting the seeds of flowers, and plants, and fruit… I mean,

you get the idea. But we don’t just see this Golden Ratio sequence on a small

scale. This ratio is the mathematical sequence in the spirals of our storms.

Tornadoes, hurricanes– these all spin in this golden sequence 1 to 1.6! Even the

waves can be measured using this ratio. But it doesn’t stop there– modern

technology continues to be mystified by the far-reaching scope of the Golden

Ratio. From the alignment of the planets to the spirals of our Milky Way galaxy,

as well as the spirals of other ratios of planets.

Now let’s take this closer to home, I want you to hold out your arm and

look at the distance between your shoulder and your elbow. And then from

your elbow to your fingertips. Notice how your elbow from your shoulder

to your elbow is “1” and then from your elbow to your fingertips is “1.6.” Pretty crazy huh? but doesn’t stop there.

Now take that further the distance from your fingertips to your wrist is “1” and

from your wrist to your elbow is “1.6” Keep it going– from the

furthest tip of your finger to the bottom of your fingers is “1” and from

the bottom of your fingers to your wrist is “1.6.” Now check out the

spacing of your knuckles 1 to 1.6. Are you getting freaked out yet? Think about this:

the head to your belly button “1” and then belly button to your feet “1.6.” From your toes to your knees, and from your knees to your hips– Golden

Ratio! Ever wonder why your two front teeth are so much bigger? Golden ratio!

The pupils of your eyes– I mean, you name it, your whole body is the symphony of

the Golden Ratio! In fact, as you are listening to this video, the sound waves

are passing through your ear in a perfect golden spiral. Scientists have

discovered that the golden ratio pattern is necessary for the human brain, the

neural system, our sense organs, and our lung system. The golden ratio sequence is

even in the helix of our DNA, and it forms the very rhythm of our heartbeat

pattern! This is pretty amazing if you ask me! The

universe is an incredible place, and to think that these beautiful intricacies

of the world all hang on a stacked, razor edge with the incomprehensible

fine-tuning of all these precise constants and quantities which allow the

universe to begin to exist. I mean it’s unfathomable! No wonder we

are a naturally bent to worship a higher creative power. I mean, we are fearfully

and wonderfully made, and we live in a universe that is designed and hardwired

to be life permitting. And speaking of which, I think it’s interesting that the

Golden Ratio also comes up in the ancient Biblical texts. Scholars have

noted that wouldn’t you consider design measurements of things like

Noah’s Ark and the Ark of the Covenant, the Golden Ratio is an exact match to

the measurements. Pretty interesting… Okay, so we’ve seen how the Golden Ratio is

embedded into our life and even into our own heartbeat. So naturally, it’s going to

affect our aesthetics and the arts. It is believed that the Greeks used the

Golden Ratio to achieve ideal acoustics, and many instruments are actually

designed with the ratio. When you look at the amount of black keys and white keys

on a piano, it should be no surprise that you see

the Golden Ratio. And that’s because the musical scales and notes align

with the Fibonacci sequence. So scientists, mathematicians, and artisans

have been aware of the Golden Ratio and have been incorporating it into their

architectural and artistic designs throughout history. For some reason,

designs tend to look better when composed and designed with the Golden

Ratio. Look at iconic ideal Greek temples like the Parthenon in Athens– you can see

that they use the ratio again and again. Painters have also been incorporating

the golden ratio into their artistic designs because it gives the composition

a “je ne sais croix” (“I don’t know what.”) Leonardo da Vinci was obsessed with it,

so was Michelangelo. Even in the 20th century, you see the ratio being used in

painting– whether it be in the dimensions of the canvas, or the placement of the

focal point. And by the way, the Golden Ratio is one of the reasons artists

don’t like to line everything up in the center. But you don’t have to go to

Greece or to the Louvre to appreciate the Golden Ratio in human design. I mean,

just look around your house or go to the grocery store.

The golden ratio is used in product design, logos, and in branding all the

time. It’s a ratio that, for some reason, is pleasing on the eye, and it can be

a great template for solving multiple design problems. I remember when I first

started learning about the golden ratio, I began to see it everywhere, and it’s

really remarkable with how it comes up in nature and in the design world, and

and how artists can greatly improve their designs by using its sequence. So

now that you know about this mysterious sequence that pops up again and again,

now go out, and I want to challenge you to go and look and find places where you

see this ratio. You don’t necessarily have to take around a measuring

stick, but but take pictures, and notice where you see this ratio come up

in design and in nature. And I think you will be surprised– and perhaps, even, this

newfound awareness it might even change your life.