Educationally Inspired

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I always fathomed over why we study math or more specifically, why do we learn about imaginary numbers if they're 'Imaginary'? Why do we spend hours trying to practice the proofs to trigonometric functions when they've already been proved? Why do we struggle through nights trying to learn the formulas to this and that when you're probably going to forget them anyway? Why do we spend pages and pages trying to get a complicated sum right? Why do we spend countless minutes trying to solve an equation? There are actually a lot more questions that arise in my mind while struggling with math or simply during long math classes. I never really liked math, mostly cause I never fully understood the concept or maybe just cause I never got things right.  

"Finding angles using sine theta is important (I mean, it's probably not being presented to you in a way that will help you understand why it's beautiful or important, but it is.) Education is not like an arbitrary set of hurdles placed in your path so that those of us standing on the sidelines can have the pleasure of seeing you stumble as you try to jump over them. You study what you study because over the last few thousand years, humans have decided that these things matter-and maybe we're wrong in what we've decided, but you have to at least  acknowledge that a lot of thought and many generations went into making the decisions to value the academic pursuits we've chosen to prioritize." -John Green, on education.


I came across the above words said by John Green, one of the vlog brothers and one of those authors who's set of books I want to store on my bookshelf. I read those words and it made me wonder about a lot of things and how there are a couple of things that don't make exact sense to us. For me, Math is one of them. Not just math, but the math we learn at a higher level, much advanced than its roots. And, believe it or not, those words influenced me or maybe just inspired me to stop whinnying about the subject and begin to put a little interest in it, a liking towards the signs, numbers, theorems and functions. Those things probably made sense to the people who've created it, we have minds of our own, that wander into floating clouds and create a little something that we understand. For instance, I know people who hate reading and wouldn't appreciate the beauty of writing or books itself. And at the same time I have such a profound connection with the same. So, well I guess it works differently for everyone. Here, I am just trying to develop interest in the subject I've never really liked very much. I'm probably educationally inspired right now or maybe Mathematically Inspired? Does that make sense? To me it does.


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7 comments:

Qamarina said...

I'm having the same issue with Economics. When I study it, I thought "we are literally creating these problems like inflation and we're studying it."

But it's true, it made me think a lot. So I'm trying to be less whiny and just study this subject that I don't like. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

LOL XD

Anonymous said...

LOL XD

Anonymous said...

LOL XD

Huda Merchant said...

Qamarina,

Oh, I really like Economics. Hahaa, I guess that's why it works differently with everyone :)

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I know who you are, stop peeping ;)

i am awesome said...

oye huda guess what i read the thing now for the first time and thought yes, yes thats true .-. :P but laughed once again LOL XD

Huda Merchant said...

Its funny now coz I dropped Math xD

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