“The oldest, shortest words – “yes” and “no” – are those which require the most thought.”
Wise man, this Pythagoras, methinks. Do you remember his theorem (in a right-angled triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides) from maths class. It is one of a very few things, from my long since passed schooldays, that is indelibly imprinted on my memory. Pythagoras may have been an early adopter of multi-tasking, because he was a philosopher as well as a mathematician. When I reflect on some of the utterances of the ancient Greek philosophers, I wonder is it too fanciful to suggest that, if they were transported to the 21st Ccentury, they could so easily turn their hands to knocking out rafts of intellectually stimulating self-help books?
If you are interested, here’s a sixty-second u-tube burst on the Pythagorean theorem.
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We have been to the island of Samos twice, the second time only last month. This is where Pythagoras was born and lived. There is a monument there to him in the town of Pythagoria.
Hi Esther, Thanks for your comment and I hope you had a great holiday. I didn’t know there was a town called Pythagoria on Samos. I have never been to Greece, I would love to go some day. Bx