what I am going to share today is my interview aspect of my eminent person study. And how I failed miserably.
It all started a few weeks ago, with a much younger, foolish, better-looking Azaly Addam. He thought it would be easy to get a interview. He thought that if he sent some emails, he would easily find someone to interview on his person and life would be good and he could carry on doing the awesome Azaly Addam stuff he usually does. HE WAS WRONG.
back to present, exhausted, still good-looking Azaly Addam, and he can tell you that his interview didn’t work. It was very hard to find an interview on someone who was an expert on John Forbes Nash Jr. I tried my best to send emails to everyone that might know slightly something about him, but I was nowhere successful and those who did email me back saying they couldn’t help didn’t even suggest any contact information. My interview didn’t go as well as it did last year, so I am kinda upset about it, but all I can do know is man up, learn from my mistake, and do better for my up coming interviews.
I think my first mistake with the interviews was not contacting enough people. Even though there is no limit on the amount of people you interview, I could always do better. I emailed a few psychologists from a facility in Illinois, some psychologists that have written articles on Mr. Nash, and even the author who wrote the book, “A Beautiful Mind”. Unfortunately, nothing worked out and I ended up receiving a few emails (as said before) telling me they did not know enough about my person to help me out. Kinda a let down, but at least they were nice enough to respond back letting me know instead of giving me slight hope.
But because i am a positive person, I will put up the questions I would have asked if I did got an interview.
1. In your opinion, did John Forbes Nash Jr. modernized non-cooperative games theory or did he just contributed enough to get himself a Nobel Prize?
2. Was his sickness noticed before he checked into the hospital? How come was it during his teaching years at MIT where his wife noticed the symptoms? Was it something environmental that triggered the sickness or was it only noticed during these years?
3. Do all math geniuses at the time have similar characteristics as Mr. Nash? Anti-social? Arrogant? Childish? or was this only found in Mr. Nash because of his sickness?
4. In your opinion, what should Mr. Nash be known for? His mathematical genius? His decoding skills? His dark madness?
So unfortunately, that’s how my interview turned out. I tried really hard to get an interview for this project, but it wasn’t enough for me to do it. I really wish I found the time earlier because I fell like this could have turned out differently.
But besides the interview, I must say that my eminent person study turned out quite well, and I enjoyed every step to reaching the end. Until next time we meet,
xoxo, Azaly Addam