David Ryan is a supply chain manager and owns a small business with his wife. He grew up in central Pennsylvania, is an Army veteran, and has an educational background in math and operations research. He is currently working to restore an old farmhouse and bring the homestead back to life.
The dominant lens through which our world views mathematics is undeniable. Yet as we careen down this path, we feel a dearth of important and weighty things in our life–community, relationship, connectedness, and alignment on how to approach the greatest tragedies of our day. Perhaps it is time to take a hard look at what we measure and calculate, what we optimize, what we expect from our math, and even in what regard we hold numbers.