Listening to Khan academy talking about algebra.
And I am thinking about my new philosphy of “know what you know”
Most of what I know that I have trouble knowing is the nature of the people around me. If someone I know consistently behaves in a way I wish they wouldn’t, then I have trouble knowing that.
I keep wishing that THIS time, that person would behave a way I like.
But I’m sick of being surprised and hurt. And I should also remember that the people who are so exciting and full of possibilities…are often the ones who disappoint.
I should realize that the unassuming and unsurprising are often the much better choice.
well…the algebra takes
Then..they get all crazy
which is a way of rearranging the same information to come up with a new handle on it.
so…if I know that one person has behaved in a way that dissatisfied me…and if I know that person and how they make their choices
Then, if I meet another person who makes very similar choices…I can rearrange my data and say…
and x=friend and p=consequence
then I can take the choice and the consequence and see that it will be true independent of the friend
okay..people aren’t math. But sometimes they can be as predictable