Growing up I hated math with a passion, to me it just seemed like a load of crap they were making up just to have work for us to do. It was always memorize this and memorize that and whenever you asked “what does this do?” or “why is there a letter in here?” the teachers always seemed to say “you’ll learn that in a later year”
well forget that! I thought if I can’t understand it now I guess I never will… but they were right, which is why I will never be a mathematician or a rocket scientist haha. Nonetheless though, my questions of “what does this do?” and constant aberration of the word “why” had a purpose just outside the specificity of math while still containing it.
As always when you grow older my understanding of the world broadened and subjects such as math and science suddenly became present and applicable… In my experience through deep and free thinking I’ve noticed at the base of (I won’t say everything though I’m tempted to) many things in life, at least in a very general sense, things seem to be grouped in 3’s.
The number is riddled all over religion, science, and a ton of other areas… however the last and most important figure in the history of the number is the ancient greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras.
Before I go into who Pythagoras was and what he did check out this list I’ve prepared…If this doesn’t peak your curiosity I don’t know what will.
Earth is the 3rd planet in the solar system
There are 3 types of galaxies; Ellipticals, Spirals, Lenitculars
Atoms consist of 3 parts; Protons, neutrons, and electrons
A baryon is made of 3 quarks
There are 3 primary colors; Red, blue, and green
There are only 3 states of matter; Solid, gas, and liquid
Space has 3 dimensions; Length, width, and height
According to Sigmund Freud there are 3 parts of your psyche; Ego, id, and superego
The 3 main religions are Christianity, Judaism, Islam
In Hinduism there are 3 major Gods; Brahma the Creator, Vishnu the Preserver, and Shiva the Destroyer
In Christianity God exists in 3 forms; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit
There are 3 main parts that make you human; Mind, soul, and body
There are 3 main groups of modern economic governing styles; Capitalism, Socialism, and Communism
3 notes form a triad, which is the basis of every chord in music
There are 3 main parts of our planet; Land, sea, and sky
In time there is only past, present, and future
Actor Johnny Depp has the number 3tattooed on his left hand
Friday April 10, 2009 Actor/Singer Lindsay Lohan went to 3 clubs in one night!Hahaha cause it’s really important! C’mon…Just kidding
Anyway, for the sake of the article I had to narrow it down to 3 categories, sorry if I didn’t cover your favorite topic but if you want more check out this website www.threes.com for a thorough encyclopedia of information on all things 3’s.
Next up Is the ancient and mysterious Pythagoras and the meaning of PI on page 2 below the comment box…