A WALK TO REMEMBER

Not so long ago, i was just like an ordinary kid in India- one for whom math was like a nightmare. Things never appealed and clicked to me as they do now. Being in a non-competitive atmosphere, and studying in a culture where only rote learning is fostered and the focus is only "more marks", i never realized the beauty of mathematics, and subsequently loathed it. It was about a couple of years ago, when i came to know the charm of mathematics- simple but yet complex. My inspiration was my math teacher at my coaching institute - the way he approached the problems, the way he explored the minute details, just made me fall in love with the subject. Gradually i began to work out more and more number of problems, and developed a bit of aptitude for the math. About a month ago, when i joined brilliant, i was kind of elated to see so huge number of talented and extraordinary people, working out the toughest of problems, and eager to teach others.

I must admit that brilliant has made me understand the true meaning of mathematics. I am not one of the extraordinary minds that solve those profound problems with a flair of elegance, but i know that i have learnt a lot from the people on this site.............!!!

Note by Kirtan Bhatt
5 years, 10 months ago

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Well I agree with you.Brilliant is a place where we learn from problems and the people who inspire us to solve various problems.

Dinesh Chavan - 5 years, 10 months ago

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Too bad the 'vote up' option is no longer present >.<

A Former Brilliant Member - 5 years, 10 months ago

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Agreed

Dinesh Chavan - 5 years, 10 months ago

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very true.....a non competitive atmosphere is what we mostly see in India.....brilliant has changed the scene in my life

somesh ROUT - 5 years, 10 months ago

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I would like to ask you something..... Now that you have started loving maths, would you be taking it up as a subject for your further studies, or would you be doing engineering and go back to doing what an ordinary kid does in India after the twelfth grade? Maths gets even better the higher you go, believe me.... And I would love to see more people coming into this field... :) and yeah..... 'Brilliant' is brilliant!!!!!

Prerona Chatterjee - 5 years, 9 months ago

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I KNOW THAT CHARM OF MATH INCREASES WITH EACH LEVEL. I HAVE GONE THROUGH A BIT OF ADVANCE LEVEL MATHEMATICS AND I LOVED IT. BUT SADLY, I HAVE TO DO MY GRADUATION IN ENGINEERING. BUT, I THINK THAT I WILL ENJOY MY ENGINEERING TOO, AS I INTEND TO DO COMPUTER ENGINEERING, WHICH I THINK, HAS A LOT TO DO WITH MATH. BUT, GRADUATION WON'T BE MY LAST DESTINATION. THIS IS THE BEST PART NOW- I WILL, AFTER MY ENGINEERING IS FINISHED, WILL GO TO ONE OF THOSE IVY LEAGUE UNIVERSITIES, AND DO A RESEARCH IN PHYSICS AND MATHEMATICS. THATS COOL... ISN'T IT???

kirtan bhatt - 5 years, 9 months ago

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That's great.... :)

Prerona Chatterjee - 5 years, 9 months ago

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I too have experience like u

Prithviraj Sukale - 5 years, 9 months ago

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Is this ur real name no one by that name gave JEE adv this year...... some other day u claimed to have rank of 491 <adifferentname> is by that rank... src: jeesdslabs

Priyadarshi Anubhav - 5 years, 3 months ago

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