Long time no….write? Read? Not ‘see,’ but whatever, you get my point. I’ve missed writing for Freshly Stale! Life has been super busy lately. I moved into my first ever apartment without a roommate! And did I mention that I got accepted into an astrophysics program? Needless to say, I haven’t had time for anything lately.
I’ve been reading textbooks almost exclusively, and decided no to get wifi at my apartment. No wifi means I have to use my hotspot to get on the internet, which is great because it really makes me aware of how much time I spend slacking off! It also means that I have to go to a wifi zone for anything Freshly Stale related. Which is honestly everywhere. All of the stores and restaurants and cafes in St Louis have wifi. Even the buses here have free public wifi!
But gosh, astrophysics is no joke! It’s good to be back in school.
Lately, I’ve been thinking about how I think about studying. Have you ever been told that you need to ‘master’ a topic before you can continue your studies? I have. And I don’t like it one bit!
Who am I to say I’ve ‘mastered’ any of the maths or sciences? The natural world isn’t here for us to dominate; I will never ‘master’ any of the natural sciences, and that’s more than okay. Fundamental proofs about our universe have been here long before I was ever around, and they’ll still be here long after I’m gone. It seems arrogant to say that I’ve mastered anything.
All I want is to get to know our universe. To be friends. Friends know each other well, they share their secrets with one another, and they even have a bit of an understanding as to how the other one thinks and feels.
When you really love something, do you try to master it? Or do you take the time to get to know it better, to understand it and to work together?
I don’t want to master anything, but I sure would like to get familiar with a whole bunch of topics/concepts/methods!
Thank you so much for reading! 🌌