As a passionate mathematician and physicist, having an understanding of the world around me has always been my primary motivation, but what I’ve recently come to appreciate is the importance of resource. Resources are the building blocks of knowledge and progress, the tools that have the potential to dramatically alter our future. They are the diverse range of materials, assets, and information, which can be used as long as one has access to them. On my journey of mathematical exploration, I’ve come to deeply appreciate the eclectic nature of resources and the abundance of possibilities they provide.
In examining the various forms of accessible resources, we must first consider the tangible components that are available to us in terms of physical assets and tools. The most obvious forms of resources are those of a material nature, such as books, software, or equipment. These resources can be used to create tangible results such as a functioning machine, a book, or a finished product. However, with the rise of digital technology, the range of accessible resources has diversified, with different forms of media such as videos, music, and literature now being virtually available at the touch of a button.
In considering resources, we must also look at intangible components such as knowledge and information. These less tangible resources are equally integral, especially in an age where information is the new currency. In order to have complete access to a vast array of resources, one must have a well-rounded sense of knowledge and understanding — and since knowledge doesn’t have a tangible form, it can at times be difficult to access. This is why I have relied on several methods for personally acquiring knowledge, such as exploring new topics and studying the works of others.
Finally, I must incorporate my personal experience with the temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) into the conversation of resources. While TMJ is an affliction that cannot be cured with tangible resources, the presence of psychological support such as counseling and the availability of physical remedies such as Panadiol cream, have all served as sources of comfort and help in managing the pain of TMJ.
Through my exploration of the various forms of accessible resources, I have come to understand my own worldview of resource and acknowledge the important role it plays in acquiring knowledge and bettering oneself. Resources are available in all shapes and sizes, but they are far more powerful when they are put to use with a clear purpose and goal in mind.
It may appear daunting to wade through the waves of available knowledge and resources, but I have found immense joy in doing so and wouldn’t have changed anything about my pursuit of understanding. By having access and using the right resources, great accomplishments are possible, and I am thankful to have the opportunity to enjoy the abundance of knowledge and information that exists around us.