a Newsletter from Tuck Self, the Rebel Belle
September 15, 2006
Issue #1
a Southern Voice for Bold Self-Expression

Life is Like A Math Problem

By Tuck Gump

I bet you don’t know this about me, but I’m a math whiz! I love math
and I love numbers. Nothing used to make me happier in school than
working algebra problems and differential equations. And, nothing
challenged and inspired me more than diligently working ledger cards
in my accounting job years ago.

I know people thought I had some screws loose, but 10 to 1, if you
wanted to find me, there I’d be puffing away on my cigarette, just
calculating away in heaven.

Why am I sharing this with you? Thanks for asking!

I’ve often asked myself why “working with numbers” is so much fun
for me. What is it that keeps me in the game, working to find a solution
or answer, because I could never give up. I would skip meals to do this.
You can’t imagine “the look” I’d have given you for interrupting my flow
and concentration.  

My response – because there is an answer! What?!? Yep, I know this
might sound weird, but I would hang in there because I knew there was
an answer and solution that existed for each and every problem. Just
knowing that the answer existed kept me in the game.

I had no fear of getting it wrong or right. That didn’t matter. What
mattered was finding the answer. I couldn’t believe that people would
just give up and say "I can’t do this." 

Well, it hit me recently that life is that way too. “Life is like a math
problem” and “Life is like a ledger card.”  A solution exists and it can
be balanced

The variable (that’s a math term for us math junkies) is you. Are you
willing to do the work? Are you willing to hang in there, knowing the
answer is there for you?

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