INTERESTING THINGS ABOUT FIGURE 16
By Owoeye J. Titilope
Is there anything significant about figure “16”? What cross the mind when figure “16” is mentioned? Obviously, when this figure is mention or seen, what comes to mind is a picture of a numeric order. Aside this, sixteen (16) stands for more interesting features in humanity than just the numeric order.
To analyze this, let start from its combining figures.
Figure 16 is formed from the combination of figure one (1) and six (6); figure one represents the first number after zero in the numeric sequence. It stands for new beginning, privileges that are open for someone. It is striving forwards and working hard to achieve your goals and dreams. It is also liken to initials or first attempt to something. While figure six stands for emotional feelings and also love of home and family. Six is also attached to provision of services to others.
In combining the two figures together, its stands for a stage of responsibility, a time or period to face the reality of the situation by showing more love and affection.
This figure in age ranking has its own effect on the individual in that age bracket. Most sixteen years old individuals have this better recognition of themselves. At this stage, they tend to take care of the people around them. Also, they take care of others and are careful of those they stay around with. Sometimes, individuals in this age tend to follow and obey decisions taken by their peers.
According to a scientific research, number sixteen (16) represents a composition containing the ideas of: introspection, intuitiveness, wisdom, independence and family.
Introspection is the act of observing the operations of one’s mind with the view to discovering the laws that govern the mind. Intuitiveness is the power to discern the nature of a person or situation. All these are featured in sixteen years old individual; that is why some rights and privileges are accord to them.
In other part of world,Sixteen is the minimum age for being allowed an official beginner’s driver’s license, the minimum age to get married and donate blood with parental consent in U.S. and Canada. “sweet- sixteen” is celebrated by many sixteen year old girls. It is the coming of age celebration that marks the transition stage to womanhood. It is also the voting age and the age of majority in some countries.