Wednesday, June 28, 2006


After I was told that a sound knowledge of mathematics is absolutely essential for Salvation I decided too seek professional help. Having hitherto maintained a safe distance from anything that even involved addition and subtraction, I considered myself unfortunate. This was sheer bias and the playfield was not level. But nevertheless, as is my wont I braced myself for the challenge. They say the Regular Joe loves challenges. I disagree; I crave for them.

As was eventually discovered, it wasn’t easy. But I made rapid strides. I ingeniously discovered that one could use one's fingers for speedy calculation, which is stylishly referred to as 'Vedic Mathematics'. Needless to say that I was far ahead of my contemporaries in single digit addition. But subtraction proved to be a bit tricky since that required one to remember numbers in the reverse order too. But with all modesty, I would like to say that with the help of memory cards, memory plus and computers I overcame my shortcomings. Those days saw my emergence as adult prodigy.

But what ensued was unexpected. A change in my personality. My perspective. My language. The grand and poetic 'sans' that used to nonchalantly slip out of my tongue was replaced by the emphatic 'minus'. All qualitative descriptions were carefully weeded out and I developed a penchant to express everything in terms of numbers. Things* that previously elicited fantasies and spurred my imagination then reminded me of two successive neither positive nor negative numbers. Such was the profound impact, Mathematics had on my psyche.

After my inroads into mathematics, Physics was the next obvious choice.

With laurels tucked up my sleeve, You may wonder what I am up to these days. I am currently involved in correcting the mistakes of my previous birth.

E=mc2+1 is the correct relation. Apologies.

*The kinky side of The Regular Joe has been revealed here.


Anonymous MK said...

Dude, I don't like math at all. I am sorry to here that you have to face this kind of battle yo.

By the way, I found a interesting site you might want to visit.
It is kind of personality , behavior test kind of thingy. It is sort of quiz.

They call it business quiz.

I am a workaholic according to the result.
Have fun guys.

June 28, 2006 6:45 AM  
Blogger The Regular Joe said...

@MK:I think the sugargirl has set a wrong precedent.

June 29, 2006 6:31 AM  
Blogger Casablanca said...

History, anyone?

July 04, 2006 11:03 PM  
Blogger The Regular Joe said...

My modest life Casa,not history even though you may be compelled to think otherwise.

July 08, 2006 12:52 AM  
Anonymous Chintu said...

I love maths.
Two successive neither positive nor negative numbers elicits fantasies and spurrs my imagination ;-)

July 10, 2006 10:51 AM  
Blogger The Regular Joe said...

@Chintu:I love the counting game.

July 12, 2006 6:22 AM  
Blogger SASH said...

what are the units of "1"?

September 08, 2006 1:15 PM  

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