- Date: Monday, October 30, 2006 - 9pm
- Location: Cambridge, MA
- Kitchen: Alex's Apartment
- Fellow Chef: Alex
- Recipe Rating: A-
It's Friday afternoon and people are slowly clearing out of the office. I am going to get out of here soon too and go for a run before dinner. I haven't run since Sunday, and I am starting to feel it!
I have been confused about something (math-related) for the last couple days, and today I made some sense of it, which is always a good feeling. It's funny, whenever I get discouraged about math, it always seems to me that no one else around me is ever discouraged. Of course, when I am able to step back (and have a smidgeon of perspective) I see that lots of people are discouraged a lot of the time. Math research goes in waves -- things will go really well for a length of time, and then really slowly for a while... Almost all the mathematicians I know love what they do, but have thought about quitting on multiple different occasions. It's just the nature of the game I guess...