|What is the connection between mathematics and heroism? At first, the two hardly seem related–math is about measuring things, and heroes do immeasurable good. Isn’t one limited and the other limitless?
But the two are, in fact, connected. To become a leader, which is the foundation of being a true hero, you have to know who you are. You have to have a strong grip on reality. But this very reality is often questioned, with a common argument being that we live in an irrational world, and that the existence of the so-called “irrational numbers” in nature make any attempt to understand reality impossible.
How can we respond to such a claim?