Why math? At least, for me.
written by caya
Originally written at Nov. 22, 2000
When I was in Jr. high school, I really loved math even though I didn't know what it is. (Surely, I love math now too.) With some of my colleagues and my math teacher, we are interested in a kind of mathematcal "insight" rather than math formulae or principles(!). In other words, the "insight" means the ability to penetrate some logical or mathematical problems.
We organized a mathematical philosophy circle 'the party of stones' and held seminars. (not math!)
It was really interesting because of some underlying principles like infinity, abstraction, and so on.
I think this activity makes me choose my major as mathematics.
Our main activities were:
In my thought, our pursuit was not only mathematics but also mathematcal philosophy. Moreover, we discussed how to approach to rationality as the ultimate purpose. (Isn't it too enormous?) Ironically, our seminars and activities were irrational in some sense. :) In my case, I obtain some ability to contemplate more widely and to keep my brain cool. Hence, it was very helpful and exciting.
I strongly believe that it is worthwhile to devote my whole life to mathematics.
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