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Why? (awake and thinking)


gdaunton

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So by my time it is about 1 am on Monday night and I yet again find myself restless...

Of course, my mind starts to wander.

I have recently watched a TED talk by someone a few of you might know: Michael from the YouTube channel vsause (please excuse the most likely incorrect use of punctuation). Michael talks about why people ask questions and why people have been so interested in the questions he answers in his videos. This got me thinking, why do I want to learn about all this physics in the first place? For me mostly, I am interested in how the world around me works. So in turn I don't mind taking an extra physics course on top of what's required to pass high school. However I don't see the same enthusiasm from my peers, why?

What it all comes down to is our instinct: if it doesn't matter to me, I don't care. But what made you read this blog post and perhaps one if my or anyone else's blog post? 9 times out of 10 it's the title that drags you in. Tachyons, the impossible particle; a catchy title that pulls you in, with the ultamite question why, what is it about this particle that makes it impossible. The truck is to slowly spoon feed you the answer you disire while trying to teach you something along the way (at least I try to).

Well it's getting late and its really hard to type on this phone, so perhaps I'll continue this rant in another post. Sorry if this post didn't contain much physics.

As always,

Shwibby

P.S. I may retype this later if I read it and it doesn't make any sense.

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Sometimes I find I want to learn to do something just because it's hard, to prove that I can find a way to make it happen.  It's amazing what can come of these self-driven challenges, and it seems as though you have the same inclination at times!

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