The other problem I had in school was the fact that I am not an auditory learner. This is one of the reasons I hate talking on the phone.
In fact, the worst intellectual torture I ever had to endure was when the company I worked for got Nextel phones, with that stupid, stupid, horrible walkie-talkie feature. Some people would talk forever, and there was no way to shut them the hell up. I would repeatedly push the button just to hear the sweet sound of the shrieking beep, which was much welcome over the droning voice on the other end of the devil-device.
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infinitely growing imagination, with many,
So, back to my original story. For someone who is auditorily deficient in terms of learning, a droning teacher who never writes on the board is what causes the mind to wander into never-never land. This includes most teachers for subjects such as economics, history and English. Unfortunately, some math teachers are so incredibly dull, it's really tough to follow them even when they write on the chalkboard.
This is why, despite being a terrific math student, I failed algebra in high school. But then I took it in the summer and got the highest grade in the class. See how that works? The quality of a teacher can spell the difference between an utter, giving up F and the highest A possible. I was so good at math that I went on to tutor math in college, and to get an engineering degree.
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infinitely increasing imagination as what almost seems
to be an infinitely expanding root system.
Now that I'm finished with college, and have had a great career in programming and web development, I'm ready to get back to using my imagination. I'm bored with my old job. My imagination could only take me so far when it came to programming. Now, I want to implement some of the many ideas I've had over the years. I want to keep those ideas increasingly building on themselves to infinity -- or at least to my heart's content.