I have never been that good with word problems but I still enjoyed them. But plays on the algebraic system or physic system of cause and effect have always be an interest. We use it daily, with our kids – If you do…then things will not be so rosy for you. And we use it in our jobs, with friends and sometimes how we assess a situation in deciding if we really want to have a rosy outcome or a non-rosy outcome depending on what may or may not happen. Fun aspects of math. So I saw this equation on Facebook and thought I would share it. It made me chuckle but it is also profoundly true.
Coincidence or Reality?
We have 26 letter in the English alphabet and if you assign each with a number 1 though 26, you get a picture like this – (I need pictures, it helps my brain work.)
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26
11 + 14 + 15 + 23 + 12 + 5 + 4 + 7 + 5 = 96 (Good High Number) K N O W L E D G E (That’s cool right?)
8 + 1 + 18 + 4 + 23 + 15 + 18 + 11 = 98 (An even higher number) H A R D W O R K (Interesting – so is Hard work is better that smarts? I don’t think so. You need both.
The kicker to the equation deals more with where your mind is than your smarts:
1 + 20 + 20 + 9 + 20 + 21 + 4 + 5 = 100 (An even higher number) A T T I T U D E (Yep, that will win every time)
Final analysis of this equation = while hard work and knowledge will get you places, without the proper attitude you will get nowhere. So keep your attitude ROSY. Rosy attitudes will get the task at hand done with less stress and leave room at the end of the equation to go the extra step like…being kind. Always remember in all the you do, regardless of the difficulty of your current equation, kindness will be like butter and smooth it all out.