HA HA, get it?! GET IT?!
Seriously, though. When did “math” become a four letter word for us? I know I’m not very good at it and find myself struggling to understand some of the simplest concepts, but to say I hate it? No.
The fact of the matter is, we need math. I don’t just mean basic arithmetic. I mean we need the concepts. We need the ideas. We need to understand that math, like it’s BFF science, is all around us. In, and of, everything. Math can be so beautiful. For example, fractals.
A fractal is “a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole,” a property called self-similarity.
“But, Blue Collar, what the hell does this have to do with me? Besides regular arithmetic, I don’t see this so-called “beauty” of math. WTF?” Check out this video and tell me it’s not beautiful:
“Yeah, OK, that’s cool. But what does that have to do with the real world?” I’ll show you.
I’m not saying run out and become a mathematician tomorrow. I’m saying once you start to see the relationship between math and nature, it can change your whole outlook on life, humanity, the world. Don’t hate math. Embrace it as one of those things that connects you to every other living thing on this spinning rock.
P.S.- I can’t wait for this!