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What It Means to Love Something

Writing for the Huffington Post, 19-year-old Alexis Jane Torre explains why she studies math, despite the subject's difficulty for her.

Torre has learned a lot from math, transferable lessons like being open to alternate methods of solution and taking advantage of available assistance. Another of math's lessons involves love. Torre writes:

Studying math has taught me what it means to really love something. What it means to do something because I really want to, not just because I'm good at it or because I have to. What it means to decide that the hard work is truly worth it.

Read the essay.

Start Date: 
Thursday, October 31, 2013