A friend

A friend told me a few days ago that if you know how to play the violin, then you can play the mandolin too. That it’s basically the same fingering and stuff.

Which means that there is one less instrument I would have to learn, if I wanted to be able to play all the instruments in the world. Which, from the perspective of such a goal, isexactly as if I had learned toplay a new instrument.

This gave me a sense of accomplishment. I felt like areal musician after that news.I really connected with the people in the band I saw that night.

I don’t understand when people say that there isn’t any practical value in a degree in mathematics.