Okay, but this approach sounds boring and painful. Why are you pursuing graduate study in mathematics?

I'm not actually pursuing it right now. I'm trying to estimate its value (to self and others) for someone who's below the "super-genius" level of math talent: how hard is it, really, to make useful progress in mathematics?

More "Stupid" Questions

by NancyLebovitz 1 min read31st Jul 2013498 comments


This is a thread where people can ask questions that they would ordinarily feel embarrassed for not knowing the answer to. The previous "stupid" questions thread went to over 800 comments in two and a half weeks, so I think it's time for a new one.