Propositions & Corollaries

A college student with a love for learning and a yearning for escape.

I’m sitting on my floor in only my towel trying to motivate myself to start my day. I have so many things to do and so little time. When this happens in the middle of my morning routine during the school year, I usually crawl back into bed. I have let myself do that this summer twice, but I can’t do it again, not during my final week of this REU. I need to keep going even though I am so overwhelmed by the thought of

1. All the laundry I need to do soon
2. All the cleaning/packing I need to do by Friday
3. All the things I need to write by tomorrow
4. The presentation I’m giving tomorrow to prepare for MathFest
5. Applying to grad school
6. Everything about next semester
7. Talking to my parents
8. Studying for the subject GRE
9. Registering for the GRE
10. Fee waivers for grad school
11. My GPA
12. My personal statement
13. Applying to Fulbright?
14. The emails I need to send
15. Planning things to do with Maggie, which I have had 0 time to work on
16. How little sleep I get

Last night my roommate and I discussed places we want to travel next summer. This was yhe resulting map.

Last night my roommate and I discussed places we want to travel next summer. This was yhe resulting map.

I know this is ridiculous, but there are days that I wish someone would like, give me a gold star and say, “I am so proud of you for how fucking hard you try” that isn’t like a random generic post making its way around tumblr.

It’s not that I’m not capable of giving myself support or encouragement. I’ve been doing that my whole life. But sometimes I look around and it doesn’t always feel like my family or close friends, who know how much effort and time I put into every aspect my life and never really say anything, ever notice or care about my perseverance.

I guess I just wish my family were more supportive of me. I feel so isolated. Today someone was talking about the Budapest Semester in Mathematics and he said, “My father said he’ll help me pay for it if I continue getting a scholarship for the next few semesters before I go to Hungary.” I shook my head. “I forgot that people even ask their parents for this stuff because mine have helped me so little all through college.”

I’ve spent my entire undergraduate career preparing for two things: going to graduate school and officially severing ties with my parents. I just wish I had the courage to sever ties today, right now, because I’m so tired.

It is 2:39am. I need to sleep.

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astronomy-to-zoology:

Scarlet Tiger Moth (Callimorpha dominula)

…a colorful species of Arctiid tiger moth (Arctiinae) which occurs in Southern Europe and the Middle East, ranging from Turkey to northern Iran. Adult scarlet tiger moths are day flying and will take nectar. Their larvae, on the other hand, feed mostly on comfrey (Symphytum officinale). Three different color morphs of C. dominula exist: One with yellow hindwings and body, one with red hindwings, and one with extended black on its hindwings.  

Classification

Animalia-Arthropoda-Insecta-Lepidoptera-Erebidae-Arctiinae-Callimorpha-C. dominula

Image: Emanresu

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fuking-homestuck:

j-z-millier:

louxisalhama:

spaceisforlovers:

jethroq:

danadelions:

ja ja ja ja ja
a spanish person laughing or a german person during sex???

you decide

Finnish person struggling to remember what they were about to say next

polish person trying to get themself noticed

portuguese person trying to hush other people

Chinese person trying to do calculations

swedish person wanting to get out of a conversation

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"I don’t have any good ideas"

That’s a common mantra among those that say that they want to leap, but haven’t, and aren’t, and won’t.

What they’re actually saying is, “I don’t have any ideas that are guaranteed to work, and not only that, are guaranteed to cause no criticism or moments when I’m sure the whole thing is going to fall apart.”

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Seth Godin, wise as ever, tells it like it is.

To solve this paradox, he wrote a wonderful children’s book for grownups about vulnerability and the creative life

(via explore-blog)

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(Source: after-crisis)

I just want to play my harmonica and take a nap and maybe read out in the sunlight under a tree without worrying about becoming covered in gnat bites, which I am apparently severely allergic to.

What are the Qualities of a Great Friend?

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onlinecounsellingcollege:

1. They tackle problems with you. A true friend is someone who can see through your smile and can tell when you’re in pain by the look in your eyes. They totally accept you and will always be there.

2. They give, and don’t just take, from the relationship. A good relationship is a negotiated one. It’s based on give and take – and thinking of each other.

3. They make time for each other. True friends always value the time they spend together; and though their lives are busy, they make time to stay in touch.

4. They communicate well. This is at the heart of any good relationship. It means that both the people are open and real so problems don’t get buried - but are dealt with right away.

5. They accept other people unconditionally. True friends accept each other as they are – warts and all. They are free to be themselves, and are free to change and grow. They don’t control each other, or judge and criticise.

6. They believe in each other. A true friend feels your passion and can visualise your dream. They believe that you can do it, and will cheer you the whole way.

7. They listen carefully, and aren’t quick to give advice. We don’t need advice; we simply want a listening ear. That is, someone we can vent to, and then move on with life.

8. They are loyal and dependable. Your word is your bond when you’re a trusted, faithful friend. You never share a secret or breach that sense of trust.

"Don’t walk too far away from the child within you, and never abandon the sense of wonder that magnifies the smallest of things into mountains of joy. For one day, when you lose sight of happiness, that child within can guide you back to the things that once nourished your heart."

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maptitude1:

This map shows the distribution of regional languages in France.

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maptitude1:

This map shows the distribution of regional languages in France.

gjmueller:

Habits for success in school and life

The 16 Habits of Mind are drawn from a modern view of intelligence that casts off traditional abilities-centered theories and replaces them with a growth mindset for remaining open to continuous learning, another important habit. These habits are often called soft skills or non-cognitive skills. In fact, these skills are among the most difficult to develop because they require a great deal of consciousness. Ultimately, they become an internal compass that helps us answer the question, “What is the most ‘thought-full’ thing that I can do right now?”

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gjmueller:

Habits for success in school and life

The 16 Habits of Mind are drawn from a modern view of intelligence that casts off traditional abilities-centered theories and replaces them with a growth mindset for remaining open to continuous learning, another important habit. These habits are often called soft skills or non-cognitive skills. In fact, these skills are among the most difficult to develop because they require a great deal of consciousness. Ultimately, they become an internal compass that helps us answer the question, “What is the most ‘thought-full’ thing that I can do right now?”

I’m really stressed, anxious, and sad today, but here is a list of positive things:

  1. I’m presenting at Mathfest in Portland in August, which is pretty exciting. I’ve never been to Portland.
  2. Typing up the paper to summarize our research for the REU has been going pretty decently.
  3. My knowledge of finite group theory, direct/central products of finite groups, and obscure subgroups is going to be pretty strong after this.
  4. This weekend might be fun.
  5. My therapist is calling tomorrow.
  6. My impulsive Amazon purchases have arrived at my dorm, so I can start practicing the harmonica when I get home and check the mail.
  7. The coursera music theory course through the University of Edinburgh has actually been pretty cool.
  8. I might take a nap when I get home, since I think this sadness might just be a result of exhaustion.

"Sucrer quelque chose à quelqu’un."

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"To sweeten something (off) someone"
To deprive something of someone, to take something away

Les policiers lui ont sucré le permis de conduire parce qu’il a bu au volant. 
The police took his driving licence because he was drunk while driving. 

(via awesomefrench)

"Sometimes people with the worst past end up creating the best future."

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