issues time and again. She thinks out loud. She keeps going and going.
She won't give up.
"Oh! it's... " Her facelights up... Ohhh okay. Now I see.. That means
He teaches a course.. I pick a problem that I don't know how to solve, 'he says' I tell my students, 'You're going to have a two-week take-home exam [or in my case.. 6 days to do a homework assignment]..' I know your habits. You're going to do nothing for the first week and start it next week, and I Want to warn you now: If you only spend one week on this, you're not going to solve it. If, on the other hand, you start working on it the minute you get the assignent,
[it might not work the first second.. but by week two [or in my case day 5] you'll have solved it.
Mathematics is not so much ability as attitude. Success is a function of persistence and doggedness and the willingness to work hard for twenty two minutes to make sense of something that most people would give up on after thirty seconds.