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Vice Principal, Educator - High School

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What is your greatest passion and how have you been able to develop and sustain it?

I am curious about when people developed a long standing passion and what caused them to become inspired by the topic/activity. Did you discover it on your own or was it the result of the modelling of others. Is there greater motivation to act primarily for self improvement or for the betterment of others?

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  • Sep 2 2011: At the age of 39 I developed an interest in Fibonacci numbers which quickly became a consuming and complex project entirely unrelated to the rest of my life. I learned to develop conjectures, explore their implications and wait for results, and countless times I perceived results coming to me like a bubble rising from deep water. This has remained a wonderful avocation for twenty years since. It seems remarkable that I cannot inspire others with an interest in my discoveries, but I work patiently and do my best to understand the topic fully.
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      Sep 2 2011: Cool.
    • Sep 2 2011: Good to hear that passion can still be found at 39. It can be suppressed, but not killed. At least that's what I get.

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