I’ve been thinking about space and shape lately, not that well mind you, but reading a bit and trying to keep up. I’m encouraged when I see quotes like the following in the “mathematical appendices” of books I am reading:
“The beginner … should not be discouraged if … he finds that he does not have the prerequisites for reading the prerequisites.” – P.Halmos
I’ve been feeling Short Style & Short Substance… There is always room for improvement. But life is finite in duration, so one might want to improve as fast as possible. I’m not going to turn the prior into a pairs trade because I never thought, and still do not believe that it is. To find or, even more luckily, to be given by those more knowledgeable than yourself, some interesting problems to work on, and to work on them diligently. To learn in a goal-free manner, ultimately, and but with goals :), that is all there is to a healthy happy life IMHO. Later.