• Question: Do you enjoy any other subjects?

    Asked by benk to G. H. Hardy on 7 Dec 2018.
    • Photo: Godfrey Harold Hardy

      Godfrey Harold Hardy answered on 7 Dec 2018:


      I obviously enjoy playing cricket and talking about cricket, but I presume you are not asking about that, but rather about other academic subjects. Well, I have always believed that if one has a real talent in some area, one should focus on developing it to the full. Somewhat funnily I do not remember having felt, as a boy, any passion for mathematics. However, it quickly became apparent that this is where my greatest strength was and so, to stay faithful to myself, I have put my whole heart into it. Consequently, mathematics became the greatest love of my life!

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