if hedgehogs (7/Jan/18)

I just stumbled on a very telling annotation I’d obviously made, as it’s in my handwriting, on a page of financial calculation and exercises made during a statistics class at university which although I remember the class itself don’t fully recall scribbling something that clearly summed-up (no pun intended… or maybe a little…) what I thought of stats…

“if the world is round then
hedgehogs truly are aliens”

… indeed, a clear exposition of my state of mind and yes my opinions of this particular module on the course which for me each class flip-flopped between tedium and anxiety… this I noticed is further amplified on the page which begins with a degree, or the best I could muster, of recognisably mathematical formulations descending into increasing blank spaces where I presumed answers of some kind should have been presumably culminating at some point in that annotation, being all I had left in the tank……. I think I never went to one of those lectures again and probably goes a long way in explaining why I dropped out………

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