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Jul 23, 2019 19:54:44

The fourth level of blue

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I'm easy to feel blue.

According to the degree of depression, there are different solutions:

#1 too lazy to work: Maybe one day, but not today

#2 too sick to feel happy: Routine for unproductivity

#3 too upset to cheer up: Upset? Play this slide

Now, I'll introduce #4, the true blues, too disappointed about myself. (@brianball you read the above three, in case you'll be interested in #4, too )

The above three won't work on #4, because I still get things done (#1), talk to others in the smile (#2), focus on my to-dos (#3), but I'm dead inside.

When it occurs (like now), my soul left with a message "You don't know anything", then daily jobs would reply on self-discipline to schedule. 

How to comfort my spirit? 

I read math books, math books in my kindle, and only the beginning.

Usually, the first chapter is preface or introduction for readers to keep them reading.

For math books, there is a more significant mission: convince readers that you could discover the beauty and elegance of math world, no matter how old you are and what you are living for.

Here are three of my favorites:

The World is Built on Probability

Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality

Infinite Powers: How Calculus Reveals the Secrets of the Universe

Different from TED talks, self-help books, quotes, and films which activate you too excited by audio or video, these chapters are talking to you quietly, "you could understand the law of nature clearly, just be patient, trust me. "

(If you're interested, here are the first chapter of the three books.)

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    @5plus6 - I read these early this morning - 16 hours ago or so. I meant to come back and read through them and mention how much I appreciate the links. You're reading my mind when it comes to the kind of books that are enjoyable to read.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jul 23, 2019 22:14:06
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      Glad you enjoy it!
      Here's another one (paper): The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences
      It's from the newsletter of Fermat's Library, which would share a great paper every week (most of them are 'old' and very readable).
      I'm not major in math or computer science, but I like reading these great masterpieces, just for mind peace (drop off the professional details and methodology).

      5plus6 avatar 5plus6 | Jul 24, 2019 23:09:15
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