📅 Thought for today:
‘The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.’
— Isaac Asimov
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I was watching the new Foundation TV series last night.
I loved it and imagine a lot of people won’t.
I remember reading the original trilogy in my early teens.
I read more Isaac Asimov books than any other author, and I believe the Foundation books are the reason I developed a love for mathematics.
I saw one British review of the TV series which said that the use of the American “math” instead of the British “maths” was so irritating they couldn’t watch. I would think they could overcome this dislike for the sake of a professional review.
As I reflected on this connection – one that I hadn’t really drawn so clearly before, I wondered about what other things I did as a youth that influence my future path.
Then I remembered I did half of Psychology ‘A’ Level because the teacher left after a year and no one else could teach it. Probably a good thing. I, a 17-year old hippy, was attracted by the married 30-year-old teacher. Falling in love with your psychology teacher sounds like the plot of a novel.
It did set up a lifelong interest in psychology, which I have self-studied ever since.
Man’s search for meaning and all that.