Mathematical Beauty

To make difficult things simple,
that’s the ultimative riddle.

To convert the unknown
to the known
in a way no one has ever thought before,
that’s the most beautiful lore.

Can you dare to think the impossible,
to solve the things
they told you
were unsolvable?

Originality;
or merely the combination of thoughts
that were thought before,
they become beautiful, even more…

Generality
and individuality;
Holism
and reductionism…

But, my friends,
what is (mathematical) beauty
even supposed
to be?

Starting with as few assumptions
as possible,
generating solutions
as easy as solvable;

Generalizing solutions
to solve similar issues;
shaping conclusions;
the implication continues…

That, my dear friends,
is why mathematics never ends;
Driven by beauty;
that’s the mathematician’s most joyful duty.

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