The remark that she found so funny was this, “You can solve the problem any way you like as long as you get the right answer. That’s the great thing about math, it isn’t cultural.”
She was amused by the contrast between my situation, and her own experience teaching social sciences, where everything is cultural and there is rarely any universally accepted truth. She was, at that moment, a bit jealous of my situation. She needn’t have been.
Author: Meta S. Brown