Remember that even the big fish eventually reach c and would be forgotten were it not for all the small fish doing GOOD MATH in the big ocean.
(Sorry, I got carried away.)
In <firstname.lastname@example.org> James Harris <email@example.com> writes: > >We live in possibly the greatest times ever. And we have access to >more information than ever before. A lot of really smart people are >out there making great discoveries. But I guess for me it's also a >reminder of my limitations as a human being. When I was a kid growing >up, I was on the top of the heap as far as smarts went. Everyone told >me I would do great things. Well, I won't say I won't, but having >reached my twenty-sixth birthday, I realize that there are sharp >limitations on what I'll accomplish in this lifetime. > >So, kind of railing against the inevitable, I went through my quarter >life crisis and did so publicly with Quixotic attempts at Fermat's >Last Theorem. At least I'm not in small company, I guess. And, at >least, the problem has been solved by Wiles. > >And, best of all, although I might have to lower my assumptions about >how great I might be someday, I know what I really value. and I >already have much of that. > >So, with the end of my quarter life crisis, I'll stop wasting people's >time with attempts at conquering a mountain with a spoon. Actually, I >never was all that good at math, even though I like the subject. I'm >more of a history buff.