Numbers, Large and Small, and the Secret of Life

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Numbers play a vital role in our day-to-day lives.

From the day we make our appearance known, right down to the minute, we enter into the visible and invisible realm of numbers.

Before we can count, it is being done for us. The date and time of our birth is recorded. We are whisked off to check vital statistics. Our length is measured, our weight is recorded and we are given an APGAR score.

Two eyes, check! Ten toes, yes! Ten fingers, great!

Later on in life, we learn to not only count on our fingers, but we learn to number our friends. We are very blessed if we have a handful of best friends we can count on.

The numbers behind The Secret of Life.

The numbers behind The Secret of Life.

Numbers Are Everywhere

Numbers permeate every area of life. There isn’t anything that does not involve them; everything from the microcosm to the macrocosm, and everything in between. They even encompasses The Secret of Life, which I will discuss below.

Even the hairs on our head are numbered. (Matthew 10:30)

We use numbers to:

  • add, subtract, multiply and divide.
  • chart progress and productivity.
  • detect patterns.
  • entice customers. Today only… two for one.
  • find out the truth, to obtain proof. Deductive reasoning tells when the numbers don’t add up.
  • keep track of time, to schedule appointments. Is the train late?
  • measure area, distance, growth, intelligence, sizes of population, time, volume, and weight.
  • provide excellence in service.
  • record important events.
  • report a crime. How many were involved? How long ago did this happen? How tall? What weight? Did you get a license number?
  • solve problems. How much do they cost? How many are needed?

We could do none of these things without numbers.

Curious, Fascinating Numbers and The Secret Of Life

Some cultures treat numbers with a certain reverence; that they are lucky and control destiny.
Such is the popularity of such things as Fung Shui, horse races, and lottery tickets.

Some people treat numbers with superstition. A good example of this is the number thirteen.
Some think it is good luck, and others a curse.

The number sixteen is interesting. In the Old Testament, there were sixteen prophets.
In the New Testament, you will find sixteen apostles and evangelists.

The number 153 is also a curiosity. If you cube each number, it returns to itself.
1 + 125 + 27 = 153

The Beauty, Goodness & Truth of Numbers

There is a purity to numbers. They are the voice of truth. They never lie, even if they get fudged.

To date, no one has been able to figure out the determinant pattern of prime numbers.

Prime numbers are positive, non-zero numbers that have just two factors; the number one and the number itself.

They certainly have held my imagination captive for many years now. I have written high-level encryption programs, and others involving prime numbers. One such program treats prime numbers as linguistic elements.

Here is an example:

The phrase, “The Secret of Life” consists of eleven elements, each of which is a prime number.

When the elements are joined together, they produce six hundred eleven thousand nine hundred fifty one.

This is also a prime number. to see for yourself, check here.

But wait! Aren’t these eleven elements more than two factors?

No. The elements are added, whereas factors are multiplied.

In providing one more example, The Secret Of Life shows up in a different way.

The gathering of the eleven elements is a picture of unity in diversity.

Collectively, they are equally important.

For example, is it possible that three can be one? …. or any number of things be one?

When you add them together, one plus one plus one equals three.
But, when you multiply them, one times one times any number of ones will always equal one.

Perhaps, one day, the poet-philosophers will write about the day that humanity became one.

Teach Us To Number Our Days

The Bible says, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

When we are small, naïve, and our life experience matches our size, the number of our days
seems infinitely large. We have a small number of memories, and a lifetime to unearth beauty.

When we are older, wiser, and perhaps becoming small again, the number of our days seems to be
in short supply. The brevity of life looms larger. We have many memories, some which are buried and long forgotten.

If we are wise, we also learn to make the most of our days.

You Have A Voice… Let’s Hear It

Do you have a favorite number?

Do you enjoy the elegance and beauty of numbers?

Please contribute you thoughts here.

I appreciate each and every one.  Thank you kindly! 🙂

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About Bill Butler
William A. Butler is a John C.Maxwell certified coach. He loves to add value to others and aspiring to be a great humanitarian, lives by four words: BE LOVE TO OTHERS. William often goes by "Bill" and is a poet, a songwriter and has an upcoming novel.

68 thoughts on “Numbers, Large and Small, and the Secret of Life

  1. Hi Bill,

    The beauty of numbers has been grasped and elucidated amazingly well by you! You are so right! Numbers revolve around us all the time…we keep counting the number of days for each activity, it reminds me of those days when we used to count the days left for the summer vacation to start, with great elation but never paid any attention to their coming to an end! How we counted the number of days left for the examination to end in order to fly like free birds!

    The magical numbers 3 and 9 have always fascinated me. I also like the adage – his days are numbered. Actually as a child, I always hated numbers as they were forced upon us in the form of tables, which seemed so irritating! As we grow older, such memories give a greater pleasure!

    Thanks for another thought provoking post! Have a nice day but its goodnight for me!
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    • Hi Balroop,
      I can imagine how having numbers forced on you would cause a distaste for them. I count myself fortunate to enjoy them. There are so many fascinating properties to numbers. As I also write music, they play a role in metering the song. I appreciate your continued support.
      My best regards for an enjoyable week ahead.


  2. Always been fascinated by numbers but hated math as a kid…still don’t love it. It occurred to me that maybe that’s why some people get turned off by numbers…they have math pushed on them too early. Like you, I have always believed that numbers relate to everything…music, too! I read a few articles pertaining to numerology lately. My birthday is a 3, so that’s become a favorite. Interesting study, numbers. And there are so may ways to study them! Cool article:)
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    • Hi Jacquie,
      Many numbers are like puzzles to me that tease at being solved, especially primes. Yes, many young musicians are also great at mathematics because of the correlation. I have not studied numerology. I know that numbers originally played a role in linguistic expression in Hebrew. My interests lie in detecting patterns. Yes, there’s no end to be occupied with them. Thank you for contributing. Have a great week!


  3. Bill, I didn’t know that about the number 153. Very cool!

    FYI, many of your links in this post don’t work. Please check them.
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    • Hi Lorraine,
      I’m glad you made discovery of 153 through this post. There are many more features to the number I didn’t write about.
      I’m always appreciative when others point out such problems. Thank you very much! Hopefully, I have resolved the plug-in issue.

      Enjoy your week. 🙂

  4. For me the numbers 3 and 9 are for whatever reasons, my numbers of choice. Three, well that’s a holdover from my Catholic upbringing; and then, three sisters, and three in my immediate family. The nine has always been in my husband and my street address, wherever we have lived. And, turns out in numerology, it is my Life Path number. That’s a little weird to me. I’m also a sucker for solving those number puzzles where somehow, the answer is always my birthday. Numbers, all around us indeed.
    Patricia Weber (@patweber) recently posted…Top BS Facts about Introvert Experiences You Might Think Are TrueMy Profile

    • Hi Pat,
      It would seem that many things happen in threes. Three strikes and you’re out comes to mind. For some reason, different years and various locations in my life have involved prime numbers. In the beginning of 1979, I started in the Police Department. I retired in 2011. The main station was simply known as 601. My phone number begins with 977. I don’t hold any significance to the numbers. I just observe that they are there.

      All the best!

  5. Well, I am not a math person at all. Flunked Algebra once and had a hard time with Accounting 101. That being said, I am a bit superstitious about numbers and the number 8 seems to be one that I gravitate towards for unknown reasons. I guess I never thought about how numbers are all around us and how our lives really are numerical in so many ways. I do not view numbers as beautiful and elegant, probably because of what Jacqui said – math was so difficult for me… but give me my number 8 and I am happy. Very interesting perspective on a subject that is not often analyzed to this extent.
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    • Hi Laurie,
      May it be that you are attracted to the number 8 because it is infinity turned sideways? Just a total guess on my part.
      I think we don’t have to know and understand all there is about numbers. You like 8? Look up E8, an 8-dimensional model of the universe
      discovered by Garret Lisi. Fascinating stuff! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

      Best Regards,

  6. I like number – I studied math. But these days I think there may be too many numbers in my life. PINs and passwords, account numbers etc. I sometimes think that when I get old and lose much of my memory, I might randomly yell out these old numbers.
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    • Hi Donna,
      I think it is interesting, too, how many things we accumulate over the years. They are all tied to our memory, as are important events such as birthdays and anniversaries. About losing your memory… it does bring up an important point about protecting important personal information.

      Enjoy your week!

  7. 23…that has been my favorite number for as long as I can remember. When I met Alison she mentioned one day her favorite number…23 🙂
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    • Hi Tim,
      Did you see the movie, The Number 23 starring Jim Carey?

      Other than it being a prime number, I didn’t know much about 23. My curiosity led me to find out on Askville that:
      it takes 23 seconds for blood to circulate through the human body.
      The male and female each contribute 23 chromosomes during conception.
      A full turn of the DNA helix occurs every 23 angstroms.
      The number of joints in the human arm is 23. There are 23 vertebrae in the human body.

      Have a great week!

  8. Numbers definitely are an integral part f our lives. Imagine a world without numbers! ewww..scary! My favorite number is 4(tough I donot know why it But one thing which never really happened to me is getting in a loss due to the effect of number 13.
    Nice post…quite different..
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    • Greetings Tuhin,
      I suppose if there were no such thing as numbers, no one would have any reason to invent them. We depend on them more than we realize.
      Bank cards are protected by multiplying two extremely large prime numbers together, that is, until quantum computers become available.
      Glad you liked the post. Have a great week!


  9. Bill- My favorite number is 3. Maybe is because my birthday lands on the 31st not sure. Numbers do play an important part of lives. I can remember when I was selling real estate and would be working with Asians and they refused to look at a house where the address had a 4 in it. I asked why and they said because for stands for death. They all wanted the number 8 because it stands for wealth. Numbers play an important role in all cultures.
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    • Hi Arleen,
      Thank you so much for contributing this. I knew about Fung Shiu, and how concerned Asian culture is regarding angles, but I had no idea about this.
      It’s fascinating because it also demonstrates the power of belief.

      Best Regards,

    • Hi Arleen,

      My favorite number is 6. No reasons, may be superstition… may be not. But I like that number. My wife likes #3 as well. Somehow many people seem to like number 3 🙂 And there is a pattern to it as well.

      Bill – Thank you for a thought provoking article. Yes, numbers are everywhere. In fact, I am not a details oriented person and so I did not pay so much attention to these things. But, once someone talks about it, it gets my attention. And I am amazed how much we can learn from numbers 🙂

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      • Hi Kumar,
        Three forms the first triangle in the triangular number series. I find it curious how a technical/systems analysis type person, such as yourself, would not be detail oriented. Programming structure, end-user requirements, feasibility studies are all about details.

        There are hundreds of different number games. While growing up, I liked the 4 by 4 plastic slider game. Thanks for contributing. 🙂
        Best Regards,

  10. Hi Bill,

    What a wonderful post! You seem to be knowing so much about numbers 🙂

    Yes, numbers are all around us, and so much part of our lives. You seem them right from the time you start school….and how I dreaded those maths classes as I grew up with those calculations going over my head!! I was SO glad when it was the end of it as I entered high school, but numbers never leave you.

    Now of course the good old clock and the numbers on it showing us that time is running out, and you need to put up your latest post, visit blogs, comment, share, tweet…..ah…a new era of numbers for me! But it also tells you how valuable time is, as it waits for no one, so make the best use of it, isn’t it?

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
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    • Hi Harleena,
      I think part of why life is a riddle is because you don’t know when you’re in the middle. Once you pass mid-life, the window we call time gets smaller, but the opportunities to play number games like BINGO and SUDOKU increase. 🙂 Thank you! Enjoy your week also.

      Best Regards,

  11. The Chinese are very much into numbers. 8 stands for luck in business and 9 for eternity and a long life. What numbers you have on your licence plate is important for them and they pay to have a lot of 8’s and 9’s. They also want to live on an address with the right numbers.
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    • Hi Catarina,
      I appreciate you sharing this. I find the whole culture-number connection quite interesting, especially the choice of WHERE they live
      playing a role in HOW they live. Have a nice week!


  12. I’ve always been fascinated by numbers. Never knew about 153. Just learned that 23 is important. My dad loved math and my younger brother decided to be a math professor. I just enjoy the poetry of numbers.
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    • Hi Beth,
      My fascination with numbers began at an early age. I’m not sure if it was around the time I learned to paint by numbers. 153 also shows up in the Bible as the number of fish caught in a net (John 21:11.) There are a list of other mathematical properties associated to it as well.

      I know 23 is a prime number. Why is 23 important to you? I would really love to talk to your brother. 🙂

      Thank you for that… the poetry of numbers… has a beautiful ring to it. Have a wonderful week!


  13. Gosh, loved this article. What a fun read! I was an SAT tutor for years, but loved the verbal component of the test so much more than the math. I’ve always been okay at math, but I wouldn’t say it’s my strong suit. It’s so interesting to realize (reading your article really highlights) how much math plays an active part of our day to day lives.
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    • Hi Michele,
      Gee, thanks for the encouragement. 🙂 I was just reading that the current SAT takes 3:45 to complete, with up to 2400 points.
      I love English and mathematics, so writing the prime numbers software was easy. Yes, math and numbers play a huge role.
      Even how we communicate online… all those zeroes and ones, represent everything from audio to video, and text messaging.
      We connect the dots through I.P. addresses. Glad we connected on this conversation. Thank you for contributing. 🙂

      Best Regards.

  14. I have always like the number 11 but I have never tried to go into depth on what they could possibly mean. This post is very interesting because it opens the door to want to know more about this.
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    • Hi Niekka,
      I’m glad this is inspiring you to look more deeply into the world of numbers. You just never know where it will lead.
      Beyond basic mathematics, there are so many areas to explore. The number eleven produces a palindrome when multiplied continually…
      11 x 11 = 121…. 121 x 121 = 14641 … etc.

      Kind Regards,

  15. Hi bill; i can’t think of a number that is my favorite. and i think of them in a utilitarian way. but your post has me thinking of them in a whole new light. keep them coming, max
    maxwell ivey recently posted…Life Lessons From A Blind BloggerMy Profile

    • Hi Max,
      I like certain numbers, but I don’t know if I have a favorite. 911 was my home away from home phone number for 18 years.
      Another prime number! When I have time, I love to play in that realm.

      All the best!

  16. My favorite number is 7, probably because of its significance in the Bible. Least favorite is a tie between 666 and the +1 that gets added on to my age every year! 🙂
    Susan Cooper recently posted…Bolshoi – Banana Sandwiches: #StoryMy Profile

    • Hi Susan,
      Forty also plays a role in the Bible. I know the reference in Revelation 13:18. There were 666 talents (about 25 tons) of gold paid to Solomon as an annual tribute (1 Kings 10:14.) In today’s economy, that equates to a multi-billionaire. Yes, the one that gets added every year, to me that’s a blessing.

      Best Regards,

  17. Bill — it’s eerie how the numbers 6 and 11 recur in my life. I can’t think it’s by accident. I’ve lived and worked several times on either the 6th or 11th floor (currently 11). My primary care doctor was on the 11th floor. I can count at least a half dozen close friends and relatives who live on the 6th floor. I lived on the 6th floor in the past. It’s really weird.
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  18. Hey Bill,

    Watch out, this may be my shortest comment to date.

    I’m not big on numbers, was horrible in math and have never given any of this much thought at all. I seriously have nothing to add to this, see! Shame on me but it was interesting. Everything you write about you put some type of spin on to make it interesting so thank you for that.

    Okay, signing off for now. 😉

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    • Hi Adrienne,
      I understand that many people are not numbers oriented or mathematically inclined, but they still manage to get by fairly well without paying too much attention to them. I’m glad you found this interesting, at least. 🙂 Thanks for sharing more about yourself.

      Best Regards,

  19. Hey, great post again! the 153 is awesome fine. Glad to be here and read such a good write up!

    Really enjoyed this. Thanks Bill for writing the good stuff!
    Atish Ranjan recently posted…Why and How To change Permalinks of an established blog?My Profile

    • Hi Atish,
      Thanks for another visit here. Yes, 153 is a fascinating number. There is much more about it than I could put in this post, but a search on
      “number 153” will delight you for a while. I’m glad you enjoyed this. Thank you for the kind words of encouragement. 🙂

      Best Regards,

  20. Interesting, though my recent encounters with numbers have me wondering why humans are so compelled to quantify every possible thing they can with digits. For example, take the FitBit. I had one for about half a year, but ultimately didn’t like the way it made me feel about keeping track of every single step. For a time, my mom was into numerology, so I have many memories about the books she used to read on the subject.
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    • Hi Jeri,
      My wife had one of those counting devices. She would average 17,000 a day running up and down stairs and walking around at work.
      I wonder too. My interest in numbers is in detecting patterns. As Hebrew is both a numeric and pictorial language, I am interested in to as well.

      All the best!

  21. Bill, I am in awe of the mathematician in the same way as I am of a concert violinist, Olympic athlete, or great orator. Your love of numbers is palpable in this blog post and I celebrate your passion!
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    • Hi Sue,
      Thank you so much. I think life is most meaningful when we engage and connect with the things we are passionate about.
      That’s what makes us all different, and I believe differences should be celebrated. 🙂 Prime numbers will always fascinate me.

      Best Regards,

  22. Hi Bill, I’m not a numbers person, but this is really interesting to me. I’m fascinated with number people and mathematicians the way I am by snake and tiger handlers. I can’t imagine why anyone would want to spend their lives wrangling such unruly things! Maybe that’s why I pursued art – because it seemed like the subject with the least interaction with numbers and science! I loved the TV show “Numbers” though. 🙂
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    • Hi Meredith,
      I enjoy the symmetry of art because numbers are hidden within… proper angles, ratios, and depth perspective, for example.
      I think being focused on creativity is a good thing. I saw two episodes of Numbers when it first started, but I have little time for television.
      Thanks for contributing to the conversation.


  23. Bill, I don’t have idea about the effect of numerology in life. But got to know more things about it from your number. 13 is my favorite number because my birthday is 13th July. This number is very lucky to me. Thanks for sharing this awesome article. 🙂
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    • Welcome Moumita,
      While numerology may interest some, my focus is on prime numbers, primarily. Thirteen is a prime number, but it is also a number that many people mishear as thirty. In Judasim, thirteen is the age when a boy matures and has a Bar Mitzvah. At the Last Supper, Jesus and his twelve disciples were gathered around the table; another thirteen. You see, every number has a story to tell. Glad you like this. Thank you! 🙂

      All the best,

  24. Fibonacci is something that I love thinking about sometimes. Numbers truly fascinate me. Have you had the chance to read Strogatz’s The Joy of X? Lots of great number facts and history in that book.

    I really loved reading your post. Definitely sharing!
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    • Hi Carl,
      I enjoy the Fibonacci numbers, especially in the profundity of geometric patterns found in nature, like daisies, spirals – such as snails or found in the galaxy. It is very interesting. I have not read the The Joy of X, but I thank you for the recommendation, and look forward to reading it.
      Thank you for your kind words and for sharing. I appreciate you! 🙂

      All the best!

  25. My favorite number is 7. I’m lucky in a lot of ways.
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  26. What an interesting post William! I haven’t been asked my favourite number for a long time, but as a kid that was something that came up a lot! I think it would be an even one, like 8 or 10! I definitely don’t have a numbers brain, so it was fascinating to read your thoughts!
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    • Hello Christine,
      The number ten is used as a base in what most people understand as a standard counting system. But there are other number bases, for example, like base eight, or base sixteen. It has a role in higher mathematics and protecting information. For something fascinating, you may wish to look up the term dollar words and see what ones you can come up with. Enjoy your week!


  27. Do you know the song “Three Is a Magic Number?” Thanks for telling me how we’re always doing the math. For a brief time, I was a math major. I was good at it. I didn’t love it. Schoolhouse Rock had a huge impact on me. From snowflakes to prisms to gemstones, math is everywhere. The way you stated it here was an easy read.
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    • Hi Deidre,
      I am not familiar with the song. I do know that the number three plays a role in many things. Faith, hope and charity.
      We are tripartite; that is, we are mind, body, and spirit. Cartoons have Three Little Pigs and comedy sketches have the Three Stooges.
      Yes, geometry reveals the Fibonacci sequence in many things, especially in nature and art.

      Kind Regards,

  28. Like others, I did not like math when I was a kid, but I think my issue was more HOW it was taught…because as I’ve gotten older and have come to understand it better – I think numbers are fascinating. For whatever reason, my favorite number is 5, probably because that’s my birthdate and I just like the odd-ness of it and frankly, just how the number looks. I wonder what that says about me!
    Pamela Heady recently posted…Steamed Asparagus the Alton Brown WayMy Profile

    • Hi Pamela,
      I’m glad that how you initially perceived numbers did not stop you from now enjoying them. I suppose it will mean whatever value you ascribe to it.
      Probably many people like the number of the day of the month they were born on. I do like the shape of a pentagon, the symmetry of rotation at every 72 degrees. Replicating the pattern on all sides makes an even larger pentagon.

      Have a nice week!

  29. Hi Bill,

    Great post. I’m kind of a numbers nerd. I just get really excited about certain patterns in numbers. I don’t have any unlucky numbers. My parents met on a Friday the 13th so that eased my tension about the number 13.

    • Hi Erica,
      Hooray, another numbers nerd. 🙂 I find the diversity of patterns very interesting, as well. I have not looked into the Friday the Thirteenth phenomenon, except I know that there is a cycle to it. I would say having your parents meet on that day would be lucky for you.

      Have a great week!

  30. Hi Bill. I am absolutely NOT a numbers person. Numbers never resonate with me. I ignore them when I can. As a writer, I’m all about the words.
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    • Hi Donna,
      I understand it from a mathematics standpoint, but I think, even as a writer, there are numbers you are interested in, such as book sales, Amazon ranking, the number of rave reviews you get… which I hope for you are many 🙂

      Kind Regards,

  31. Hello,

    In school time I hate maths because of numbers. I could not solve lengthy theorems. But life is revolving around the secret numbers. Only masters can give you a answer for secret numbers.

    Dr. Diana Hardy
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    • Hello Dr. Diana,
      I was fortunate to have a natural gifting for math. I understand the way people were taught math made their experience of it boring, but there is more to numbers than calculations. That they are often invisible and intangible, is that what you mean by secret?

      Kind Regards,

  32. I am big on numbers Bill. I remember numbers better than I remember names and I find that weird. I have no particular favorite number but I am more inclined to work with numbers than words.
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    • Hi Welli,
      If your work involves a lot of numbers, it may be why you are more inclined to remember them. I enjoy both words and numbers, so I count myself fortunate.

      Best Regards,

      Thanks again for sharing your tribute to your Grandpa. It’s is very meaningful.

  33. Hi Bill,

    As I was reading through this post, my mind went to the TV Show “Numbers” It is something we can always count on. There is some kind of “truth” in numbers.

    Now, I’ve never been a numbers person, that math that was shoved at me as a child really turned me off. But honestly speaking, there are two ways I use number is my life that I absolutely love: The first is shopping! Oh I love to get a bargain, so I have to figure out quickly how much is 85% off of an article.

    The second passion these days is my fascination with analytics. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would have a passion of these kinds of numbers. But I had to quickly learn and now I love them. Not only for cash flow, but also when it comes to statistics. Err….I failed statistics in college twice lol. My new fascination with stats has become like a puzzle to me to figure out where, when, and how to Market.

    Oh…by the way…my lucky number is 7!

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    • Hi Donna,
      I agree with you, even if the numbers are “fudged,” the truth behind the numbers remains.
      I find it interesting that by venturing into marketing, you have learned to not only like numbers, but to depend on them.

      I like seven as a number. I think of the seven seas, seven colors of the rainbow, the seven wonders of the world.

      All the best! Say Hi to David. 🙂


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