So, I start school at the University of Alabama tomorrow…
Truth is, I want to become a mathematician. And since I love science, my minor is Physics. To me, there’s something about the way time ticks. With immeasurable longevity, Time, as well as space, are the arbiters of all phenomenon. Perpetually pondering feelings, histories, and futures, I enjoy spiritedly daydreaming about the unconscious mind and the perplexing complexity of psychological phenomenons. You see, to me, any given psychic event can be counted. It’s impact on the surrounding world can be labelled. And finally–by following this line of rational–numbers can be used to find meaningful ways of organizing entire societies and industries into being optimizable, profitable, or meaningful. This being acknowledged, I write poetry on the side because I find it to be a wonderful, therapeutic medium.
Recently, it occurred to me that not many things in this world are constant. Practicing mathematicians help keep uncertainty in check. Although I am still early in my undergraduate days, I know that equations hold great truth on how to not waste one’s Time. You may be wondering why I am so obsessed with time… Well, I think time is money just like tons of older people. An economy is something that needs to be stimulated in order to preserve the present technology for future generations, and also, to keep the world at ease.
So much miscalculated passion exists in the world, driving entire nations further into debt. So many just assume that necessity fosters innovation. But sometimes along the way it seems to be forgotten that highly trained professionals are needed to sustain so many products. The scary part is, most resources are finite and the Earth’s resources are being depleted more rapidly than ever before. No doubt, the world will be very different from now. Yet, to make the world lush with opportunity is on us as a people. We need jobs of all types. Furthermore, the world needs jobs that have not even been thought of yet. With all of this chaos looming around the corner, the world needs brilliant fact checkers to align humanity’s zeal with the ways of righteous wonder.
For sure, this is why I am going into Mathematics. I want to be that fact checker that helps keeps us all safe. What is the present worth if it is not the platform of thousands of years from now?
In closing, I often wonder of what I will become of me when I die, but lately, I am too busy vivaciously being on top of my shit to even worry about it. With the ability to wonder comes the ability to fall into lusterless thoughts. As of today, I am done wasting my time with fruitlessness. If you are a child or parent, may the ways of the world treat you kindly and may you educate yourself however you can. Whether it be a book, a class, or a converation, living is learning. And, I believe in the power within all of our hearts to continue making Life on Earth exceptional.
May we all go on to have a great rest of August.
Sean M. Smith