What matters to you? What do you get enthusiastic about?
What makes you want to show other people something beautiful or profound?
Two things that matter to me are science and
- Even though some people find Darwin's theory of evolution disturbing, it explains many aspects of nature that are otherwise inexplicable. (When T. H. Huxley first read The Origin of Species, he remarked, "How extremely stupid not to have thought of that!")
- When I learned how Maxwell's equations predicted electromagnetic waves, I realized what Galileo meant when he said that the language of the universe is mathematics.
- The first time I heard Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, I recognised music I had never heard before and set out to explore the world of classical music.
- After hearing Mísia singing "Garras dos sentidos," even though I didn't understand the Portuguese lyrics, I wanted to learn more about fado.
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