If qualities were functions of math…

ability to recognize humanity = f(observation, empathy, communication)

getting shit done = f(think + observe, try + learn, repeat better)

psychological safety = f(context, trust, consistency)

frustration = inverse of being ambitious and striving to fulfill potential = negative distance between expectations and reality

trust and honesty = distance between actions and words

There are broadly two ways any root issue can be addressed, just like there are two square roots for any number. These ways can be considered polar opposites of one another. Some of them may even be imaginary.

A friend once told me that to get to the heart of a thought, aim to express it as succinctly as possible. Perhaps the most succinct language on earth is math.

Published May 2, 2021.