Posted 14 March 2019 - 01:04 AM
Dinner with Math Group
I just finished dinner with my BS Math friends. And I realize that they will always have a special place in my heart.
They know me at my nerdiest and craziest self. One time, I actually grew white hairs (at 19!) because I was obsessed with proving a difficult theorem. I felt like I was living in a vacuum. My boyfriend that time was like an annoying pest that takes up my time. I hardly ate or socialise. I wore commercial Tshirts so I dont have to think of what to wear the next day. These friends were the only ones who communicated with me, who can get through me. Until I snapped out of it. Instead of stopping me, they hold meaningful mathematical discussions with me. Nobody mocked me. They took me seriously and applauded my efforts.
For fun, we would huddle in the library and solve past Olympiad problem sets. To make money, we accept solving math problems from the school community. In the end, we were able to set aside six figure amount in the bank account of our Math Club before we graduated.
Now, we talk about life , family and children. We surveyed each other if our children share our passion for Math , and most dont. And we all laughed. Bec it is alright for us if our children are different from us. But nice thing though, all our children have high aptitude in Math. And again, most are musicians. I really dont know why there seems to be a correlation between Math and Music. But it seems like it.
We also have this same passion for Eraserheads. Maybe because we lived in the 90s.
Bottom line is I am in my most comfortable skin with them. Not once in my life did I feel any judgement. Financial status, material things even looks never mattered with these bunch.
Math. Booze. Music. Eraserheads. Oooh my list of favorite things. How can anyone replace them in my heart?
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