My Hatred of Numbers
Today is Memorial Day and it is unusually hot for this time of the year in Wisconsin. I hate hot days. My favorite seasons are autumn and spring, winter is a close second (or would that be third?), and summer is a very distant last. When it is hot I don’t like to do much at all and so I am not in much of a mood for a blog post. This is one I tend to reach into my bag of things that interest me to create a simple blog post which requires little sweat on my end.
With that in mind I will tell you about my love-hate relationship with numbers. I don’t really understand why I don’t get numbers (of course if I did understand why I don’t get numbers I guess I would then get numbers, or something like that). I do suspect part of it was because I had bad eyesight when I was in grammar school but I was assigned to the back of the class due to my last name somehow and so I never could see the board and I was terrified to admit it. Regardless, I don’t get numbers. But I find numbers fascinating and I stand in great envy of those who see their beauty and their value with great ease. When somebody starts to talk about mathematics to me I find myself actually getting tense in my mind locking up; something that people seem to enjoy watching and with which I have learned to live.
That is why I like it when I find something that helps me understand numbers released how they work. It never sticks in my brain but I gain a simple pleasure watching or hearing it. All that to say I found a fun little website (numberphile.com) is about numbers that I enjoyed greatly. Below is a video from that site explaining the number 60: