Solving For Life

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Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine.
The move of the elevator indicates the call of the elevator. Loop.

Perpetual Energy Wasting Machine.

The move of the elevator indicates the call of the elevator. Loop.

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— 1 year ago with 258 notes
I hope I never do this

I hope I never do this

— 1 year ago
http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/02/07/math-madness-new-largest-prime-number-is-17-million-digits-long/ →

Some guy just found a 17 million digit prime number. Am I weird for thinking that’s the coolest thing ever?

— 1 year ago
I think I like nature too much…

Prelude: I’ve lived in the city all my life. Wilmington and Durham have been my only homes ever.

I went on a hike the other day at Eno River State Park (in North Carolina) to practice for the Appalachian Trail (AT) in a few weeks. The hike was 9 miles and my thought progression through it was very interesting. For the first 2 or 3 miles my thoughts went a little something like this:

  • Just 9 miles
  • Only 8 more miles!
  • Ugh. All these trees are dead. I hope the AT isn’t this ugly
  • That was another mile already? I got this!
  • I’m a third of the way there!

Then, I stopped to get some water out of my backpack and when I looked up, I saw some kind of huge bird standing in the river. I’m sorry I couldn’t identify this bird, but it doesn’t really make that big of a difference for my point. The point is, it was a beautiful bird just hangin’ out. The next few miles, I started looking up more and more to see what was around me. At one point, the trail led me through a field that seemed to go on FOREVER to the left and right. It was so beautiful that it got me thinking…why do people think that they are above nature? I’ve met some pretty people in my life, and I will meet more, but there is nobody more beautiful than that field. And after that point, my eyes weren’t looking at the ground at all. Which is apparently dangerous when there are roots sticking up everywhere.

I guess I’ll start wrapping this up now. All my life, I’ve been surrounded by civilization. I’ve never known anything other than the city life — traffic jams, sirens at night, and having every second of every day scheduled weeks in advance — but now, I’m kind of in love with this new “nature” thing that I discovered and I’m super siked to hike on the AT in February.

— 1 year ago
Solving for Life

Ok. this is my first post so please don’t judge me for it. Here it goes… As we go through school, we learn the same subjects — math, english, social studies, science — but every year, we learn something new about each one. It started out simple. 1+1=2. C-A-T. Cat. “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” The water cycle. Now, as a senior in high school, about to graduate, I am learning multivariable calculus, typing thesis papers, learning the ins and outs of our government, and doing labs to experimentally determine the laws of motion of a spring. I don’t know about other people, but I can’t help but look back and see my life get more complicated as time goes on, too. When I was 5, all I had to worry about was if I was going to catch Pikachu in Pokemon. Now I’m stressing about work, friends, school, college apps, sleeping, eating, and not having enough time in the day. All my life, I have had instructors to tell me how and why things work, but I’m beginning to think that my teachers, coaches, and parents don’t have all the answers for me. They can help me learn how to interact with my peers and tell me facts that people said were true ages ago, but at the end of the day, they don’t know why they’re here any more than I do. It’s interesting that with as many brilliant minds have roamed this Earth before I have, nobody has figured out what our purpose is yet. Hopefully, at some point in my lifespan, I will learn why I’m here and give meaning to mankind. Now instead of x, I just have to solve for life…

— 1 year ago