There are some moments in your life when you become quite aware how much your way of thinking and how you view the world around you has changed. For example this morning while I was trimming trees and bushes in my parents’ garden a neighbour asked me how I always managed to get them to be so round and symmetrical. The first thought going through my mind was: “simply make cuts at an even distance perpendicular from the chosen centre of the bush, creating a polygon that basically approximates a sphere.” >_>
It’s just one more thing to add to the list: looking at a four-legged chair and thinking “statically overdetermined”, seeing vectors while playing pool, looking at a tall building and calculating how much force the wind exerts on the windows, trying to estimate the natural frequency (resonance) of materials of objects surrounding me when listening to music, creating bad math puns, etcetera, etcetera..
I’m a nerd. 🙂