I’ve always had a thing for maths. The complexity, the simplicity, and the beauty of numbers. They are the key that unlocks so many different doors in this world. Without maths we’d still be drawing with sticks in the dirt. It is the only language that spans all humanity and units us. So when I first laid my eyes on fractals I was blown away. How could some simple math result in images with so much depth and detail and that never ended? It was truly a boggling moment. There is a lot we can learn from fractals that applies to every aspect of our lives.
Fractals are defined, in a sentence, as a curve or geometric figure, each part of which has the same statistical character as the whole. What this means is that when you look at a fractal, then zoom in, it becomes impossible to tell how far zoomed in you are since what you end up looking at is the same as the original. I know, mind crunching stuff.