We only speak in extremes, in ultimatums, now. Compromise is a myth; it’s all or nothings-it’s only black- and- whites. We contradict ourselves now, the biggest one being that that we dont want to win, we just want whats best. I do something, its wrong or I’m doing it begrudgingly. I don’t do something, I lack initiative. I feel paralyzed. I don’t know what to say anymore. I don’t think anything I do is good enough, because the second i slip up, its back to fighting. I feel so so so paralyzed. So incompetent. And I cant even say these things for fear of starting a new argument- another one to never be resolved.
While grasping what Mirzakhani’s work is all about could be hard for someone outside the scientific community, the researcher who once considered a writer’s career for herself seems to be never short of picturesque comparisons to what she’s doing. Developing new proofs to mathematical theories is a most exciting adventure, according to her.
"I don’t have any particular recipe," Mirzakhani says. "It is the reason why doing research is challenging as well as attractive. It is like being lost in a jungle and trying to use all the knowledge that you can gather to come up with some new tricks, and with some luck you might find a way out.""
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