I was NOT a math major in college and as long as I’m being honest, I barely made it through high school algebra & geometry! No, I was Literature, History & Social Studies girl!
And had it not been for my love of movies, I NEVER would have survived High School Algebra & Geometry - I'm totally serious! I had the same teacher for both algebra & geometry, and he felt so sorry for me and my math struggles/anxiety, he made all out test extra credit questions based on movies! By doing so, I was able to barely squeak by those classes with C.
But for some reason, the Partition Postulate has stuck with me, even after all these years.
Partition Postulate: The whole is equal to the sum of its parts.
OK, I can relate to that – and it makes perfect sense to me... in theory.
But like I’m prone to do, I’ve given the Partition Postulate some diabetes twists ~
The Diabetes Pancreas Postulate: Is based on the whole of the Islet of Langerhans being destroyed, and therefore being unable to work in the organ known as the pancreas, which makes the pancreas unable to produce insulin.
Which, requires said person with said bum pancreas to partake in injections of insulin either via MDI (multiple daily injections,) or portable pancreases – a.k.a, insulin pumps for the rest of his or her life and deal with the Diabetes Police almost as much.
Which thus becomes, The Diabetes Postulate: The sum of my parts lacks a fully functioning pancreas, but the sum of my parts and my worth as a person is not based on the fact that my pancreas is faulty.
If that were really the case, morons wouldn’t be elected to congress because their brains were faulty and the Kardashians wouldn’t have a show because they lacked basic conversation & behavioral skills.
You know what I just realized guys? Had my teacher used diabetes as examples in his theorems and postulates, I would have totally nailed his classes and walked out of them both with an A!