GOLDEN RATIO

WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN

Golden Ratio in life

The golden ratio is all around us, in nature, in movies, even on our favorite book covers. The golden ratio is a ratio that the ancients came up with to explain/show what humans find attracting. It shows where the most important item in a picture should go. The golden Ratio is essentially a spiral and where the spiral ends is where the most important thing should go.

The history of the golden ratio

The golden ratio is said to be discovered by Fibonacci; however that isn't completely true. It was actually discovered by the ancient Greeks, ancient Romans, and the Mayans. Fibonacci was just the first person to find the golden ratio in nature and to connect the dotes to find its true meaning. The Golden Ratio is in a lot of things and we don't even know it. It's in the human anatomy, (our faces, fingers, organs, etc) flowers, animals, trees, bugs, computer screens, twitter, apps, and thousands of other things.


There has been a lot of debate behind why the golden ratio works. There are a lot of theories trying to explain it. One of the newer theories that has gained a lot of acceptance by artists and scientists is a theory made by Adrian Bejan, a professor in Duke University. He says that the human eye can process things with the golden ratio faster than anything else; so naturally, this causes the eyes to look for the golden ratio because of its easiness to process. Now this is only one theory and there are hundreds out there. At the end of the day, the one thing we actually do know about the golden ratio is that it works and it's all around us.