Mathematicians and Books? What is this madness?

Mathematicians and Books? What is this madness?

Actually, yes - I'm reading education stuff. For the first time in a long time, I'm actually studying from books that involve reading and analysing texts - which I haven't done since probably high school.

Don't get me wrong, I read a lot of fiction and news in my own time - but I don't read much else. The jump into postgrad feels like a huge struggle - read this, read that, stand on your head and reflect this with a laser and oh wow that's shiny so let's look at that too.

Just makes me want to tear my ears off and yell. Or write a mathematical function describing the probability of how agitated I get the more I read educational content. Which, reflecting on that, is probably something I should write in my uni journals - the notion that I get frustrated interpreting this content because I relate so much to it, but I also get annoyed reading it. I guess it's like an instruction manual for something you've built before?

I just need to keep my cool. Be patient - work with the system. It's gonna take a while, but I will get there.

In the meantime, I need to remember that there are a lot of people much less fortunate than me that are far more patient with the education systems that they're involved in - I need to take a leaf out of their book, so to speak.