Math Survival Guide: Do You Hate Math? 01
"Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world."
Do you hate math? Or are you just afraid of it?
I hate spiders… Why? Because I’m afraid of them. It doesn’t matter that
without spiders the world would be covered with bugs. I don’t care about that.
I hate them anyway. They’re creepy, have thick, hairy legs and want to crawl
on me while I’m sleeping. So, when I see one, it’s him or me. I go into attack
mode! The way I see it, if he’s really big and I don’t kill him, I’ll have to move
out of my house… Because I’ll know he’s in there… somewhere… waiting to
kill me in my sleep… taunting me… mocking me… and making baby spiders.
Last year, I actually saw a spider who only had three legs – one on the
left (his left, not mine) and two on the right. I let him live. Hey, any spider who
had survived a tragedy that ripped 5 legs off (or worse – five individual
traumas that each took one leg), had really earned the right to live. That spider
was a miracle! So, I let him get away – albeit, very slowly.
What was I talking about? Oh, yeah… math!
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