I hate having only 3 dimensions of visualization to work with. How are you supposed to graph a function throughout the complex plane?That's a problem I also had. As the math becomes more and more abstract, there are less and less "real-world" or "visual" analogues for comparison. There simply is not way to metaphorically describe a LaPlace transform. It's all vector math, and can only really be understood in that context.
So, I would warn you that higher levels of physics are nearly 100% dependent on abstract mathematical concepts. Multivariable calculus, differential equations, and vector math are all necessary components.
just curious, how much time a day do you spend online? Well, if it's as much as I think it is, you'd probably have enough time for online college classes. And they have huge, dare I say full ride, scholarships for brilliant people lacking funds.don't have the money. even if i got financial aid or something, i barely make enough to pay the bills working full time as it is, i couldn't cut my hours to go to school.
i hate pretty much any new music, especially "alternative" rock, and nickelback is on the top five list of my most hated bands (there is no such list, but they would certainly be on it).
a different personality...What would it take to give you the kick in the pants you need?
its hard to say. if i finally got the motivation to go to school, then i'd need the motivation to find a job i like. i don't think i'd make a very good professor, and i really can't think of anything i'd want to do. hell, i can't even say what i'd end up majoring in (although i'd put my money on some scientific field or maybe writing/journalism).So then I go back to my original question - what could your life look like if you went to college and graduated?
This is why I suggested online college courses. Apart from a few prerequisites, you get to take what you want, learn on your own, and have a much more flexible schedule.a different personality...
but really, i'm not sure if theres anything externally that could do it. i actually considered today doing the online thing (although i have no idea how i would even go about getting into that). really, i guess, i'd just have to tell myself that theres nothing really to lose. the problem is, even if i decided that i was going to do it, then it'd turn into when am i going to do it, and my usual mindset is "why put off to tomorrow what i can put off to the next day"
What about - what would your life look like if you didn't go to college and what might it look like if you did? Imagine all the options - regardless of how silly, irrelevant or 'not-quite-right' they may feel. I've often found that people don't allow themselves to imagine. As soon as something pops into the imagination they analyse it and come up with reasons why it was a stupid idea. There's nothing wrong with letting the imagination run wild, letting it roam the landscape and explore the territory - you're not committing to anything, so go for it. Imagine all the most inspiring, stupid, wonderful, funny and carefree futures you canits hard to say. if i finally got the motivation to go to school, then i'd need the motivation to find a job i like. i don't think i'd make a very good professor, and i really can't think of anything i'd want to do. hell, i can't even say what i'd end up majoring in (although i'd put my money on some scientific field or maybe writing/journalism).
i don't have much of a chance to read at work. my hands are usually full of boxes filled with various things.at the very least it'll keep you occupied at work
retiring early certainly does not run in my family. but, i think i'd do what EB did and live homeless for a while. then i'd probably do a Coberst and read a lot.So out of curiosity, I'll ask the standard question. What would you do with yourself if you retired young?
i have 1 full novel written (i posted a couple chapters in the self made forum), i have about 10 chapters of a second novel, 20 of a third (that i really hope to continue if i get the motivation, as i think it has a lot of potential), and 5 of a fourth. i also have several short stories, most of which i wrote about 5 years ago.Do you have any stories written, AI? Have you actually put anything down on paper? I'm in your boat as far as having a really hard time finishing stuff, but it's helped just to have about 50+ stories at least in process. I have something I can work with. I can also jump from story to story as the inspiration hits...