I'd like to think I'm a pretty intelligent human being. I have a lot of elements working in my favor to succeed. I followed *enough* of the rules to not *fail* in terms of what the social norm is here in the United States.
I'm a mathematician - and here's why I quit (well... the corporate and traditional path anyways).
Me, August 3rd, 2015
University of Wisconsin - Madison
The feeling of vast emptiness in my heart that comes from doing something inauthentically is much worse than living with less money. It is true that someone with my degree from my world renowned university could live a very bountiful life.
I fell in love with mathematics because of the raw beauty that comes from observing the world's chaos and finding the symmetries and symphonies beneath it all. When I sit in a room full of math nerds that can play with logic to the level of unraveling some of the universe's most fundamental fabrics, tears begin forming in my eye